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Six years ago, Kimberly Yates was serving time for a drug offense in a Philadelphia prison. While she was there, she was raped.
Unlike many inmates in her situation, Yates was believed by the authorities when she reported what had happened. They prosecuted the guard responsible for the attack; he received a four-month sentence.
"To say that it was a traumatic experience is an understatement," Yates says. "To be in a situation like that, and to be at the mercy of someone who is that sick
“ Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. ”
n Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972), Justice Brennan wrote, "There are, then, four principles by which we may determine whether a particular punishment is 'cruel and unusual'."
The "essential predicate" is "that a punishment must not by its severity be degrading to human dignity," especially torture.
"A severe punishment that is obviously inflicted in wholly arbitrary fashion."
"A severe punishment that is clearly and totally rejected throughout society."
"A severe punishment that is patently unnecessary."
Originally posted by Miracle Man
reply to post by Exuberant1
The inmate starts the series of events that leads him to prison.
What is the old saying.....oh yeah.
If you can't do the time don't do the crime.