Responses to women whose behaviour caused concern are ''excessively punitive'', said a report on New Hall Prison in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which holds women and two babies. In one instance, a woman who arrived from another jail and refused to hand over clothes she had been allowed to wear there was held down as they were forcibly cut off her. The practice is unacceptable and women prisoners should only have their clothes removed ''using officially approved control and restraint techniques'', Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick said. The newly arrived prisoner from Peterborough jail refused to hand over open-toed sandals and a strappy top which were allowed at Peterborough.
Child prisoners lose more than their clothes in strip-searches
Prison Strip Search is Sexually Abusive
On Jan. The impetus for the search, according to Howard County Sheriff Jerry Asher, was information that drugs had been trafficked into the jail. The search yielded results, with corrections officers locating illegal drugs that had been trafficked in. The sheriff and the jail commander contended those claims. The search began around 5 a.
Women strip-searched in Florida jail visits without reason - report
Over the weekend, Carolyne Willow revealed that when it comes to the treatment of child prisoners in the United Kingdom, Charles Dickens is alive and well. Willow looked at admittedly incomplete records for 21 months leading up to December The children are anything but secure … in the homes and in the prisons. In the past 21 months, child prisoners suffered 43, strip-searches. The real number is higher, but the State can only do so much to document its abuses.
There were more than 2, strip-searches of visitors at 16 facilities in northeast Florida over just three months in , according to an investigation by Florida Times Union. Almost all of the searches were conducted on women. Most striking was Baker Correctional Institution in Jacksonville, Florida, where hundreds of female visitors were subjected to strip-searches by female corrections officers at the all-male prison, the investigation reveals. Baker has among the highest numbers of visitations in Florida, averaging about 75 people each day. Florida authorities introduced the strip-searches in July to combat rising amounts of contraband seized in Florida prisons, which increased by half from to