Strip Searches at the Allegheny County Jail
The Allegheny County Jail has recently abused the long-standing rule in favor of strip-searching inmates, claiming a security interest exists for such searches. That rule has existed for over a decade based on decisions from the Supreme Court of the United States. Those same rules do not apply for stop-and-frisks outside of the prison walls. In this context, however, Warden Orlando Harper is claiming that chemical-soaked papers were being smuggled into the jail both through general inmate mail and disguised as legal paperwork.