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excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

the 8th amendment is basically saying that the accused should not be severely punished if the crime was not that severe. and the punishment should not be that... un-bad (??) if the crime is serious.

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It means that if you're arrested for an alleged crime you will not be offered bail that is far beyond an amount solely because it makes you stay incarcerated because the judicial system wants. And that there cannot be a punishment that is humanely mean and unorthodox beyond a set punishment by law.

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It reads: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. The Cato Institute sells a handy-dandy pocket version of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America for about $2 each online at www.cato.org. I keep one beside my computer, and I carry another in my purse at all times.

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The Eighth Amendment guarantees all US citizens the right to reasonable bail and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.

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Bans cruel and unusual punishment, and excessive fines or bail

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The 8th amendment contains this: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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The eighth amendment protects citizens from cruel, and unusual punishments.

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