Cruel And Unusual Punishment

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The death penalty poses an important ethical issue in society. Since the punishment is considered cruel and inhumane, it often conflicts with the eighth amendment of cruel and unusual punishment. During the appeal’s process that is one of the key points being addressed when the conviction and sentence is under review. It is important that the punishment fits the crime committed, because it is unfair when the inmate’s sentence is more heinous than the actually crime. In today’s society it is dangerous to debate the value of someone’s life based on their actions. This sentence is defeating the entire purpose and goal of the correctional system, which is to rehabilitate these inmates. The criminal justice system has logical alternatives, such
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