This case involves a 24-year-old female schizophrenic inmate who died at a state mental hospital after being tackled by an orderly. Prior to her incarceration, she had been successfully treated with Risperdal for 2 years. Although it was acknowledged that the inmate was mentally ill, this medication was not administered to her during her incarceration. The inmate’s condition worsened over the course of her time at the mental hospital to the point that she attacked a supervisor. The inmate was immediately tackled by the orderly, who weighed over 100 lbs more than her, and given two injections. The patient passed away several hours later. An autopsy revealed that patient had 5 broken ribs and a punctured lung. An expert correctional psychiatrist was sought to determine if the use of force, in this case, was excessive.