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Use of force for COs — Reviewing Hudson v. McMillian 10 years later

The use of force by corrections officers is one of the most controversial aspects of the legal authority granted to them and questions have surfaced regarding when the use of force violates a prisoner’s constitutional rights. The United States Supreme Court determined how claims of excessive force are examined in Hudson v. McMillian, 503 U.S. 1 (1992).

The whens, whys and hows of force in a correctional setting

Using force inside a prison or jail is different than applying it in the field; here’s what you need to know to keep yourself and your job safe