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Sat Jul 20, 2019, 09:51 AM

Court rules it was legal for jail guards to force female inmates to strip, remove tampons for 'train

A federal court ruled that it was legal for guards at a prison to Illinois to conduct a strip search on female inmates, during which the women said they were told to remove their tampons and pads and expose their genitals, for the sake of a “training exercise” for new cadets.

The decision was handed by down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in a 2-1 ruling. The ruling was the result of an eight-year-long legal battle brought against the Lincoln Correctional Center over a controversial 2011 strip search.

During the incident, 200 women were told to leave their cells, only to be taken to a beauty salon that connected to a bathroom in the prison, court documents state. Documents also state that the “the beauty shop had mirrored walls, and the bathroom entry was open to the gym, the searches were visible to the people in the gym, including male and female cadets, correctional officers, and civilians.”

“One by one, they were told to raise their breasts, bend over, spread their buttocks to expose their vaginal and anal cavities, and cough. Menstruating inmates were forced to extract tampons from inside their bodies,” court documents alleged. “The female correctional officers and cadets conducting the searches made derogatory comments and gestures about the women’s bodies and odors, telling the women that they were 'dirty bitches,' 'f---ing disgusting,' 'deserve to be in here,' and 'smell like death.'"

“Male correctional officers watched the women from the gym,” documents added.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/453920-court-rules-it-was-legal-for-jail-guards-to-force-female


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Reply Court rules it was legal for jail guards to force female inmates to strip, remove tampons for 'train (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 20 OP
MineralMan Jul 20 #1
bluestarone Jul 20 #2
democratisphere Jul 20 #3
dalton99a Jul 20 #4
Baitball Blogger Jul 20 #5
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 20 #6
uponit7771 Jul 20 #8
Bayard Jul 20 #7
Karadeniz Jul 20 #9

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 09:54 AM

1. First, they dehumanize you. Then, other bad things happen.

Dehuminization is the first step, though, in almost all situations where the goal is to turn people into robotic units who will do what you tell them to do.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:01 AM

2. Fucking unimaginable

America at it's greatest!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:09 AM

3. Anything goes in corrupt drumpf America. Rethuglicon perversion at its best.

We regress and become more disgusting with each new day. This is our country folks and we better get damn serious about removing a vile creature and his juducial followers from our government.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:13 AM

4. The Reagan judges loved it

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:50 AM

5. All these abuses will harvest consequences in the future.

It's like the criminal justice system thinks that the hate they're nurturing in prisons won't come back to haunt them someday.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 10:59 AM

6. Decarcerate now.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 12:28 PM

8. +1, Americans are good people we don't need to be locked up at these numbers

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 11:20 AM

7. OMG!

"the searches were visible to the people in the gym, including male and female cadets, correctional officers, and civilians.”

How is that legal? It certainly violates the 4th amendment's prohibition on unlawful searches, even if they are in prison. Total humiliation just for, "training" purposes.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:15 PM

9. Anything that dehumanizes should be illegal.

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