Does a Sentence of Life in Prison without the Possibility of Parole Violate the 8th Amendment?

There are certain crimes that are even worse than murder.  The victim must relive the horror of the crime for the rest of his or her life. Our state’s sentencing criteria recognizes this, as do our courts.  Therefore, is a sentence of life without the possibility of parole a sentence so extreme that it violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment?  If not, why not?  To read answers to this question, click on the following link.

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