The Constitution for the United States of America

Bill of Rights
Article 8

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

This is pretty self explanatory.

Infringing upon the Liberty of a person by imposing an excessive bail is a crime under the Common Law.

The same can be said of cruel and unusual punishments as they would cause undue humiliation and embarassment.

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