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Strip Searches Supreme Court

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.

Strip-Searching America: Florence v. County of Burlington

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.04.2012 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

In an age when the courts show greater deference to bureaucracy than democracy, making life easier for harried jailers trumps the Constitution. Consequently, any person who is arrested can now be subjected to a degrading strip search.