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The Story of Cruel and Unusual (Boston Review Books)

 
 
 
 
The Story of Cruel and Unusual (Boston Review Books)
Author: Colin Dayan
ISBN 13: 9780262042390
ISBN 10: 262042398
Edition: First
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 2007-03-16
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
List Price: $15.95
 
 

A searing indictment of the American penal system that finds the roots of the recent prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo in the steady dismantling of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of "cruel and unusual" punishment.