Make CorrectionsOne your homepage. Strip searches are an important procedure in jails and prisons. They are an invaluable means of preventing introduction of contraband items, particularly weapons and drugs, into a facility.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The Ministry of Justice MoJ failed to prevent systemic breaches of inmates human rights when they were unlawfully strip searched at a privately-run jail. The searches involved four inmates at HMP Peterborough inincluding one inmate who was menstruating.
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.
By Rebecca Rosenberg. May 6, pm Updated May 6, pm. Six city Corrections officers, including a retired captain, were busted Monday for unlawfully strip-searching female visitors at the Manhattan Detention Complex and then trying to cover it up.
Six female correction officers have been indicted amid allegations that women endured invasive body cavity and strip searches when they tried to visit loved ones in jail, horror stories that were unearthed in a series of I-Team reports. They pleaded not guilty to charges including official misconduct, unlawful imprisonment and conspiracy at their arraignment early Monday afternoon. According to court documents, the correction officers routinely unlawfully strip-searched female visitors, including forcing them to remove their pants and underwear, touching their breasts and examining their genital areas.
The first stages of expansion were accomplished largely by convict labor hauling in ashes for landfill. The island is politically part of the Bronx, although bridge access is from Queens. The island is home to one of the world's largest correctional institutions and mental institutions,  and has been described as New York's most famous jail.
One prisoner was told to remove and dispose of a sanitary towel. The precedent set is important for accountability of both private and public bodies where human rights are potentially violated. Figures show 57 per cent of women in prison in England and Wales have been victims of domestic violence, while 53 per cent have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse as a child, with female inmates often victims of much more serious offences than the ones for which they have been convicted.
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.
One of the foundation cases routinely cited throughout the United States was a Chicago case which made its way to the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Mary Beth G. The strip searches were conducted in accordance with a policy of the City that existed from to That policy required a strip search and a visual inspection of the body cavities of all women arrested and detained in the City lockups, regardless of the charges against the women and without regard to whether the arresting officers or detention aides had reason to believe that the women were concealing weapons or contraband on their persons.