Woman Handcuffed, Detained & Strip-Searched on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Files Lawsuit Against Racial Profiling

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 6:01 pm

On the ten year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, an Ohio mother was flying on a Frontier Airlines flight from San Francisco to Detroit. The plane landed and heavily armed agents boarded the plane and removed her. She was handcuffed, pat searched and then strip searched and locked in a cell at the Detroit Metropolitan [...]

Update: Michigan Department of Corrections Abandons Routine Body Cavity Searches

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 5:45 pm

(update below) The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Michigan report the Michigan Department of Corrections has decided to no longer routinely subject women to body cavity searches at the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional facility. The facility had been forcing women to spread the lips of their vaginas for searches after shifts [...]

The Sexual Sadism of the Michigan Department of Corrections

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 1:45 pm

Update: Michigan Department of Corrections Abandons Routine Body Cavity Searches A consortium of civil liberties, religious and health organizations and experts including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are challenging a strip-search procedure prisoners in Michigan’s Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility (WHV) are forced to submit to that is nothing less than sexual sadism by [...]

More on the Supreme Court’s Abominable Strip-Search Ruling

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 2:32 pm

(update below) As widely reported yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-to-4 decision that officials could strip-search individuals being admitted to jail, even if they had committed minor offenses.¬† Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote in the decision that he was not willing to “second-guess the judgments of correction officials.” Those concerned about Americans’ rights [...]

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