This could be the basis of a complaint of discrimination by a female prisoner who may be able to establish that she is being treated less favourably on the basis of her sex than male prisoners, in the same or similar circumstances. A strip—search can only be conducted within the view of a security camera if the person viewing the monitor is of the same gender as the prisoner. I made choices that took me to prison and I make choices every day while I am here, choices to maintain my sanity, my dignity, my humanity. Stand there naked with your hands at your side while the guard searches your clothes. All the inmates who work off the yard are stripped every day just in case they are trying to smuggle in a pair of scissors from the print shop or a needle from the garment factory. If these women were placed in the least restrictive environment possible, that is, with only low and open security prisoners housed in low or open security prisons, then those women would be subjected to fewer strip—searches than is currently the case. Sybil was usually the one in the tub.
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Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said investigators have so far found no indication of wrongdoing after getting statements from guards and visitors. His wife was sentenced to prison last year for a probation violation and is scheduled for release in several months. Stachowicz complained to prison authorities and received an e-mail Feb. The 2,inmate prison 37 miles east of Los Angeles is one of three women's prisons in the state. The video monitor also was moved from a table in the public reception area to a private office. Since the complaint, inmates are being searched in restrooms or attorney conference rooms that are not under camera surveillance. He belongs to an advocacy group that lobbies for improvements in state prisons.
Female guards OKd to strip-search male inmates - SFGate
He belongs to an advocacy group that lobbies for improvements in state prisons. The guards reported they only became aware that the images of the naked women were being shown on the monitor after Stachowicz brought it to their attention. The investigation arose after the husband of an inmate, during a visit earlier this month, noticed about six male and female guards gathered around a video monitor in the reception area for prison visitors. The black-and-white monitor showed female guards searching women in a nearby room typically used for visitation. Corrections Department spokeswoman Terry Thornton said investigators have so far found no indication of wrongdoing after getting statements from guards and visitors.
Female guards OKd to strip-search male inmates
Description: I was trying to look and not look. Dean Borders, who was responding on behalf of prison Warden Dawn Davison. Stachowicz complained to prison authorities and received an e-mail Feb. Stachowicz said he and his wife are considering suing the corrections department even though prison officials say they have made changes.