Atlanta Sheriff To Begin 18-Month Prison Sentence for Civil Rights Violations

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was ordered to report to federal prison on Monday to begin his 18-month sentence after a federal judge denied his motions to remain free pending appeal of his civil rights violations conviction, Alexandra Parker reports for Atlanta News First.

Hill was convicted in October 2022 for violating the rights of inmates by allegedly subjecting them to prolonged periods in a restraint chair without legitimate cause. The court determined that Hill’s actions had no valid governmental purpose and violated the civil rights of the inmates. After attempting to file motions to postpone his sentence, citing potential legal grounds for overturning the conviction, all arguments were rejected.

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