UCMJ – United States Code of Military Justice

855. ARTICLE 55. CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS PROHIBITED.

08. Sentences

Punishment by flogging, or by branding, marking, or tattooing on the body, or any other cruel or unusual punishment, may not be adjudged by a court-martial or inflicted upon any person subject to this chapter. The use of irons, single or double, except for the purpose of safe custody, is prohibited.


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