The use of force is one of the leading areas of litigation in corrections. Understanding and articulating the legal requirements is critical in determining whether the force was objectively reasonable (pretrial inmates) or was applied in a good faith effort to maintain and restore order (convicted inmates). This webinar will review the leading Supreme Court decisions in the area of use of force, focusing on the report writing instrument used by both the deputy involved in the force and also as a tool in reviewing the use of force regardless of the inmate’s status.
Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant. She has dedicated her 29-year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry.
Ms. Hill’s passion for and expertise of corrections law is known nationally. She makes the law come alive and applicable regardless of rank – from report writing techniques and legal-based policy development to risk assessment and offensive approaches in the event of prisoner litigation.
Ms. Hill’s contributions to corrections go beyond professional development to consulting for and defense of correctional facilities, management, and staff. She is also the former General Counsel to the Utah Department of Corrections, Editor of Corrections Managers’ Report, and most recently, Senior Administrative Manager to Sheriff Richard Stanek in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Ms. Hill accepted a new role in June 2017 with the National Sheriffs’ Association as Director of the National Center for Jail Operations.