Definition of Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment

1. Noun. A right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution.

Generic synonyms: Civil Right
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



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Literary usage of Freedom from cruel and unusual punishment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prison Slavery by Barbara Esposito, Lee Wood, Kathryn Bardsley (1982)
"... of the rights to labor for just wages at a job of one's choice, safety from undue search and seizure and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. ..."

2. Prison Conditions in Japan by Joanna Weschler (1995)
"... basic rights to freedom from cruel and unusual punishment or treatment, and the right to legal representation, guaranteed under international law. ..."

3. The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Prisons by Human Rights Watch (Organization), Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization (1993)
"But, as the examples cited in this chapter demonstrate, a fundamental right—freedom from cruel and unusual punishment—is often ignored when it comes to ..."

4. Out of Sight--Out of Mind?: A Report on Anti-Homeless Laws, Litigation and by Kelly Cunningham (1999)
"The court dismissed plaintiffs' claims alleging violations of their rights to privacy, freedom from cruel and unusual punishment, freedom of association, ..."

5. Media and Democracy in South Africa by Jane Duncan, Mandla Seleoane (1998)
"... penalty was abolished in South Africa, in that it violated the constitutional rights to life, dignity and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment. ..."

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