Living in Ikoria
High court sides with Burlington County in strip search case - Local News - Delaware Valley, PA/NJ - msnbc.com for the entire article.MOUNT HOLLY — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of the country's jails and detention centers to strip-search all inmates no matter the seriousness of the charges in a decision that stems from a Bordentown Township man being searched at jails in Burlington and Essex counties.
In a 5-4 vote, the high court found that the safety of the nation's detention centers warrant the searches.
Thoughts on this? It looks like the judges pretty much held to their ideological lines, with the more conservative ones saying that the institution's safety/privacy needs make it ok to strip search all inmates, regardless of their crime, if the institution so chooses.
Especially after reading what the gentleman in the story went through, I have to agree with the minority here. It's a big violation of civil liberties and dignity IMO if someone in jail for a minor offense has to be strip searched in this way.