Topics: United States Constitution, Prison, Philippines Pages: 2 (316 words) Published: March 3, 2013
Republic of the Philippines
Laguna State Polytechnic University
Los Baños Campus
Los Baños, Laguna

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GILBERT B. TERBIO February 11, 2013
SOCS122 (Philippine Constitution) A/Prof. GUILLERMO A. ESCOBIN AIT 1-B 2ND SEMESTER


* Section 19.
(1) Excessive fines shall not be imposed, nor cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment inflicted. Neither shall death penalty be imposed, unless, for compelling reasons involving heinous crimes, the Congress hereafter provides for it. Any death penalty already imposed shall be reduced to reclusion perpetua. (2) The employment of physical, psychological, or degrading punishment against any prisoner or detainee or the use of substandard or inadequate penal facilities under subhuman conditions shall be dealt with by law. * Section 20.

No person shall be imprisoned for debt or non-payment of a poll tax. * Section 21.
No person shall be twice put in jeopardy of punishment for the same offense. If an act is punished by a law and an ordinance, conviction or acquittal under either shall constitute a bar to another prosecution for the same act.

Section 19.
There must be no excessive fines or punishments that can be inhuman or a barbaric act that be done, or even a death penalty unless for the reason of wicked or shockingly evil crimes that involved and the congress shall be provide for it, instead of death penalty it must be a reclusion perpetua. According to the law that the facilities must be must be adequate to the detainee. Section 20.

There must be no person that can be in prisoned for the reason of not paying the poll tax. Section 21.
There must be no person that can be put in death or risk of loss for the second time, If the punishment is acted by the law it must be effective for the same act.

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