More Perfect: Cruel and Unusual

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Produced by WNYC Studios. A mini series.

In context of the death penalty as punishment, explore three little words embedded in the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “cruel and unusual.”

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Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, connects you to the decisions made inside the court's hallowed halls, and explains what those rulings mean for "we the people."