The eighth amendment of our Constitution states, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." Even though it clearly says no cruel and unusual punishment should be inflicted it still happens; this is unconstitutional. The Supreme Court is part of this slow motion shutdown of the death penalty machine. The inmates had made appalling choices by breaking the law to end up where they are but the government is being a hypocrite. Showing the inmates that they had broken the law by killing them; the government is breaking the law also.
Prisoners are human beings too; they have a conscience, a heart, and a brain. Living in a cell for the rest of their lives is a worse punishment because they live every day knowing what they did and how they ended up being here.
When performing a lethal injection, which is the most common way of execution, doctors are prohibited from participating in executions. In a lethal injection there are three
steps involved. First injection causes unconsciousness, second injection stops respiration, third injection stops the heart. When the first drug is administered properly, the process is quick and painless. When a poorly trained personnel does not properly administer it, the inmate can suffer intense pain. Most of the states use the lethal injection process; but some still use the electric chair or the gas chamber. There are many ways when the process of executing could go wrong.