Cruel And Unusual Punishment Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Cruel And Unusual Punishment, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Cruel And Unusual Punishment?

The punishments which are cruel and barbaric by nature and can lead to mistreatment of the prisoners and social shock. US constitution does not allow cruel punishment anymore. IF given so, it is on the defendant to prove that such punishment is much greater than punishment given in other cases of similar types in may be different states.