Police searching car trunk of worried man

By Christopher Keleher

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. This right encompasses, to varying degrees, one’s person, home, and vehicle.  However, the dynamics change in prison. Many correctional facilities mandate strip searches, regardless of a person’s underlying charges, when they enter the facility. Strip searching is a contentious issue given the competing interests of privacy and security. 

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