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Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill reports to federal prison in Arkansas


Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill reported to federal prison Monday and officials at FCI Forrest City Lowe in Forest City, Arkansas confirmed the former sheriff’s arrival.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCI Forrest City Low is considered to be “a low-security facility with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp”.

Hill posted a video of himself dressed in a tropical shirt, shorts, and sandals boarding a private jet. It’s unclear if that was the plane he actually flew to Arkansas, but media outlets were all abuzz about his attire. 

Many wonder if they would have preferred him in a three-piece suit and said he had the option to dress any way he chose to dress. While many said the former Sheriff got what he deserved, others within the community said Hill was a hardworking crimefighter and will be missed.

Hill was sentenced to 18 months after a federal jury convicted Hill in October 2022 of violating the civil rights of six detainees at the Clayton County Jail. The government said Hill disregarded the detainees’ constitutional rights by putting them in restraint chairs for hours as punishment.

Hill’s attorney Drew Finley maintained that the former sheriff is innocent and filed an appeal in March after Hill was sentenced. Hill’s legal team filed a motion in early May for him to stay out on bond while he appeals his case and moves his self-surrender date to federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor Ross, who presided over Hill’s trial, denied the motion.

Hill began serving his sentence as he awaits a response to his appeal. 


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