Stories tagged with: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

April 3, 2012 - 1:48pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

A Supreme Court ruling could change the way local law enforcement agencies conduct searches on prisoners... Even those being held on a minor offense.

This week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2010 ruling stating that officers do have the right to strip-search inmates to prevent illegal contraband and weapons from being smuggled into jail.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said the practice of strip-searching has been controversial for quite some time.

The Sheriff told WHIZ...

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