Apr 162010
 April 16, 2010  Posted by  Court

Barbara Boyer reports:

A New Jersey man who was strip-searched twice and spent six days in jail because of an administrative error wants a federal panel to force prison officials in Burlington and Essex Counties to change practices and pay for their mistakes.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard arguments Thursday in Philadelphia on whether it is constitutional for prison officials to strip-search people arrested on minor offenses.


Thursday’s arguments centered on a person’s right to privacy versus a prison’s security needs.

Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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