Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The Eighth Amendment is yet another amendment that offers protection to the accused. It also offers protection and dignity to the convicted.
The following cartoon illustrates the controversy over whether or not the death penalty is considered cruel and unusual. http://www.toondoo.com/cartoon/438529
The following video whos a fictional example of what life could be like without the Eighth Amendment.