feral pig wrote:Saying that drugs and/or weapons will still find a way into a jail/prison setting is a complete red herring.
The statement itself is unfortunately true.
That does not in any way justify the position that a strip search is unreasonable, as it is still likely to prevent some instances of contraband being smuggled in.
Drugs being smuggled into a jail is not the end of the world. Having a little more present by not strip searching presumptively innocent people (everyone brought into jail is presumptively innocent) is not worth the cost. (The cost being the degrading punishment of these innocents). If jailors have a reasonable suspicion of contraband, they already had the power to search. This power will be abused, certainly it will be to squash protests. I'm glad I live in a state that has disallowed this idiocy.