cruel and unusual punishment

More CA Death Row Inmates Commit Suicide Than Receive Capital Punishment, as Judge Questions Constitutionality

More CA Death Row Inmates Commit Suicide Than Receive Capital Punishment, as Judge Questions Constitutionality
Last week, Judge Carney in the Central District of California wrote a refreshingly accessible, logical, and just opinion declaring California’s death penalty system unconstitutional. The court found that the excessive systemic delay between sentence and execution, combined with the infrequency of the punishment actually being administered, creates a system where “a sentence of death...is a sentence of life imprisonment with the remote possibility of death — a sentence no rational legislature or jury could ever impose.” But is it the end of capital punishment in the state?
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DOJ Finds Rape and Abuse of Women at Tutwiler Prison in AL 'Unconstitutional'

DOJ Finds Rape and Abuse of Women at Tutwiler Prison in AL 'Unconstitutional'
A notorious prison in Alabama was recently cited by the Department of Justice for extreme violations of the Constitutions after an investigation into conditions showed a rampant prevalence of sexual harassment and rape by prison staffers. "The women at Tutwiler universally fear for their safety," according to the report.
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