The practice is prohibited, but dozens of lawsuits allege a pattern of humiliating searches of women who consented only to a pat-down. Jeannette Reynoso said she was subjected to a body-cavity search when she visited her husband on Rikers Island in Such searches are prohibited in New York City jails.
In California, strip searches of inmates must be conducted in an area with privacy, and with no one of the opposite sex within sight. His office collected the stories of 16 women who said they experienced inappropriate strip searches inside County Jail No. About 90 percent of the women held there have yet to be convicted of a crime, Adachi said.
Six female corrections officers were arrested and arraigned in New York State Supreme Court following allegations they performed illegal strip searches on women attempting to visit their loved ones in a Manhattan jail. As the Times reports, city policy says jails must get written permission to search visitors they suspect of smuggling contraband in to inmates. In the indictment handed down this week, prosecutors noted three of the five visitors subjected to illegal searches were found smuggling in contraband marijuana, Xanax and tobaccoand were arrested as a result.
Updated July 11, A young music fan "humiliated" during a strip search at a music festival has told an inquest a police officer threatened to make the process "nice and slow" unless she confessed to drug use. The young woman, whose identity was suppressed, was giving evidence as part of the NSW coroner's investigation into six drug-related festival deaths over the summers of and
The second facility was informed that she was drunk, yelling, and spitting. A Cell Extraction Team met her upon arrival. She claimed that they roughly removed her from the vehicle and immediately applied a spit hood that nearly entirely obscured her vision.
On Jan. The impetus for the search, according to Howard County Sheriff Jerry Asher, was information that drugs had been trafficked into the jail. The search yielded results, with corrections officers locating illegal drugs that had been trafficked in.
A woman says she was strip-searched and interrogated for over an hour at a Sydney music festival, only to be subsequently banned from the venue despite having no drugs or alcohol in her possession, in an incident that is now being reviewed by NSW Police. Newcastle teen Lucy Moore says she was unfairly targeted by police at the Hidden music festival that took place at Sydney Olympic Park last week. Lucy Moore, 19, says she was unfairly targeted by police at the Hidden music festival in Sydney Olympic Park last week.
The class-action lawsuit was filed in on behalf of former inmates who said they were placed in groups of up to 50 and ordered to expose their genitals while deputies shouted degrading comments. The searches during intake inspections at the Sheriff's Department's Century Regional Detention Facility caused the women trauma and humiliation, the lawsuit said. Many of the examinations occurred at night in a bus garage that was without heaters untilthe suit said.
In a bizarre-sounding story, a police sergeant in London was cleared of misconduct this week for ordering his officers to strip search a philosophy lecturer who was detained after reportedly trying to give a year-old a legal contact during a search. The Guardian reports that Konstancja Duff, a lecturer at Nottingham University, was arrested in May during a stop-and-search sweep at an East London estate. Duff had reportedly been trying to hand a year-old a card with legal services contacts and advice, when she was arrested by Metropolitan police.
There are strict rules surrounding strip searches of female prisoners. These rules regulate the circumstances under which female prisoners can be strip searched and how they may be searched. If officers do not follow standard procedure, the strip search will be considered unlawful. More restrictions apply to searching female prisoners.