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Albert Florence

Stripping and Searching

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Things are not nearly as bleak as commentators would have had us believe after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the recent case of Florence v. County of Burlington.

Supreme Court Says Jails Can Strip Search You - Even for Traffic Violations

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices
Inimai Chettiar

On Monday, a divided Supreme Court ruled in Florence v. Burlington that any person arrested can be subject to a strip search. This ruling provides the country with an opportune moment to reflect on our epidemic of mass incarceration.

Should Jails Conduct Strip Searches? Supreme Court Hears Constitutional Rights Claim

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.12.2011 | Crime

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed ready Wednesday to endorse a jail policy that forces even people arrested on minor charges to undress and ...