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Update: Michigan Department of Corrections Abandons Routine Body Cavity Searches

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Michigan reports the Michigan Department of Corrections has decided to no longer routinely subject women to body cavity searches at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional facility. The facility had been forcing women to spread their vaginas for searches after shifts in prison jobs, after receiving medical care and after being visited by family, religious workers, lawyers or any other person who might want to see them in prison.
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Mentally Ill Inmates At Michigan Women’s Prison Report They Were Hog Tied Naked, Deprived Of Water

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 months ago)

"Mentally ill inmates at Huron Valley are being treated so inhumanely that we believe many corrections experts would characterize their experience as a form of torture." The post Mentally Ill Inmates At Michigan Women’s Prison Repor... Read Post

Standing Up Against Sexual Assault By the State

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (3 years ago)

Update: VICTORY! The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan have confirmed that the Michigan Department of Corrections has abandoned the routine implementation of this degrading body cavity search. Today, 34 civil r... Read Post

The Sexual Sadism of the Michigan Department of Corrections

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

A consortium of civil liberties, religious and health organizations, and experts including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are challenging a strip-search procedure prisoners in Michigan's Women's Huron Valley Correctional ... Read Post


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