The women were ordered to line up outdoors, strip, and toss their clothes onto the concrete in front of them. Beneath their bare feet, oil from the buses that regularly idled on the same spot mingled with blood left by previous waves of female prisoners. Guards cursed, barked commands, made crude jokes about the odor, snickered at the naked bodies. They ordered the women to stand so close that their shoulders touched.
Strip searching women in prison
Strip searching women in prison -
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. At least 12 women reported that they were strip-searched in locations where they were visible to male deputies. Most of them asked to withhold their names from the formal complaint due to fear of retaliation.
Women were brutally strip-searched in L.A. County jails. Now we have to pay for it
They were handcuffed and brought to a gym where, " without being told what was happening or why," they were split into groups, brought into an adjoining bathroom, and one by one were asked to raise their breasts, bend over, spread their buttocks, and cough, according to The Washington Post. Mensturating inmates were asked to remove their tampons. The search took place in front of male correctional officers, male and female cadets, and civilians. Throughout the process, the female correctional officers and cadets told the women they were "dirty b," "f disgusting," "deserve to be in here," and "smell like death," according to the federal complaint that was being reviewed by the court. The strip search was performed as a "training exercise.
Daniel, 25, was lining up to get into Subculture Festival at Sydney Olympic Park in when he was approached by a police drug dog. Daniel, whose surname has been withheld for privacy reasons, says he told the police he wasn't carrying any drugs. After they went through his exterior clothes and the inside of his bag, one officer took him into a cubicle and told him to take off all his clothes. Then I had to turn around, squat down, and get back up.