Corrections: Use of Force

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Course Length: 2 hrs. Student Contact

Certificate of Completion: Included

Course Overview

While there is no way in advance to predict the amount and type of force that might be appropriate in all situations, the use of force in a jail must be reasonable and necessary to subdue or control inmates, enforce compliance with lawful orders, prevent escapes, or otherwise protect safety, security, and order. This course provides the viewer with the use of force legal standards that are applicable to the inmate based on the inmate’s status as a pre-trial detainee or convicted and sentenced inmate and how those standards need to be documented.

Learning objectives:

Upon the completion of this course you will learn: 

  1. Recite the five (5) Hudson v. McMillian, 503 U.S.1 (1992), use of force standards for sentenced and convicted inmates.
  2. Recite the eight (8) Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 576 U.S. 389 (2015), use of force standards for pre-trial detainees.
  3. Explain why each use of force report should use the same report writing instrument for both pre-trial and convicted and sentenced inmates.
  4. Define malicious and sadistic.
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