The United States Constitution Series

The Bill of Rights
limited edition set

An Edition of 25 Copies of a Set of Ten Works by Richard Minsky

The Eighth Amendment

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Issued March 1 , 2002

The Eighth Amendment

Forlorn Hope: The Prison Reform Movement
by Larry E. Sullivan

During the 1990's the drive toward prison reform reversed. Prison libraries were closed, chain gangs and striped uniforms came back, and prison populations increased. The book is bound in stripes with the word "CONVICT" on the back cover, printed inkjet on canvas, and is chained to a miniature jail cell of painted wood.

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