One prisoner was told to remove and dispose of a sanitary towel. He added: The precedent set is important for accountability of both private and public bodies where human rights are potentially violated. She added:
Daniel, 25, was lining up to get into Subculture Festival at Sydney Olympic Park in when he was approached by a police drug dog. Daniel, whose surname has been withheld for privacy reasons, says he told the police he wasn't carrying any drugs. After they went through his exterior clothes and the inside of his bag, one officer took him into a cubicle and told him to take off all his clothes. Then I had to turn around, squat down, and get back up. While directing him to remove his clothes, the officer "aggressively" questioned him, and insisted that the dog had indicated near him for good reason and that he must have drugs on his person, Daniel says. Meanwhile, another officer was "sniffing my phone as if he had some sixth sense, like he had drug detection powers with his own nose".
Vulnerable women in a privately run prison were illegally strip-searched on a routine basis, BuzzFeed News can reveal. Sodexo, the outsourcing giant that runs the prison, has admitted in High Court documents seen by BuzzFeed News that its staff search procedures broke the law because they allowed for immediate strip-searching on spec. It also admitted that its inadequate training of staff on full-body searches was unlawful and has since changed its policy and retrained its staff.
I have been strip searched over times — and I know these examinations are about degradation and control, not drug detection or security. Each time I undressed in front of officers at York correctional institution, I shed another layer of dignity.
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