Evaluating The Impact Of The Supreme Court's Strip Search Ruling
04/09/12 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri
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This month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officials can strip search individuals who have been arrested and booked into jail, even for minor offenses. The case involved a New Jersey man mistakenly arrested for failure to pay a fine that he had, in fact, paid. In the course of six days, he was taken to two county jails and strip searched at both of them.
VPR's Jane Lindholm talked with Department of Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito about the case and what it might mean in Vermont.