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Ex-sheriff convicted of civil rights abuses to be sentenced

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ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia sheriff convicted of violating the civil rights of people in his custody by unnecessarily strapping them into restraint chairs is set to be sentenced. Victor Hill served as sheriff of Clayton County, just south of Atlanta. A jury in October convicted him on six of seven federal charges. Prosecutors recommended in a sentencing memo filed with the court that he serve three years and 10 months in prison. Defense attorneys are asking for a sentence Tuesday of probation, home confinement and a fine.

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