Atlanta’s federal appeals court, with apparent reluctance, ruled Wednesday that a North Georgia county’s policy of strip-searching every prisoner booked into jail violated the Constitution.
The court also noted that the policy didn’t necessarily violate the rights of individual prisoners who were searched, so long as jailers had “reasonable suspicion” that a detainee might possess weapons or contraband.
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