Cruel & Unusual according to the 8th Amendment

Traditionally, the length of a prison sentence was not subject to scrutiny under the Eighth Amendment, regardless of the crime for which the sentence was imposed. It was not until the case of Solem v. Helm, 463 U.S. 277 (1983), that the Supreme Court held that incarceration, standing alone, could constitute cruel and unusual punishment […]

First Post

I’m posting this as a starter post just to see where it lands on the blogroll. The purpose of this is to expose the cruel and unusual nature of my sons captivity … by the state of North Carolina on behalf of Haywood county, NC. In the coming days and weeks this blog will be […]