212 judgments found.

Gregg v. Georgia

Country: United States
Year: 1976
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 428 U.S. 153; 96 S. Ct. 2009
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The petitioner was charged with committing armed robbery and murder. The jury found the petitioner guilty of two counts of armed robbery and two counts of murder, and subsequently returned a sentence of death on each count, finding aggravating conditions present (that the murder offenses were committed while the defendant was engaged in the commission …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment
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Furman v. Georgia

Country: United States
Year: 1972
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 408 U.S. 238
Health Topics: Prisons, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The Court considered three cases together that involved individuals sentenced to death. One case involved a black man who was convicted of murdering a homeowner during an attempted burglary. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital after arrest and diagnosed as suffering from mild to moderate mental impairments with psychotic episodes, but was later found …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Rape, Sexual violence, Torture
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