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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Phila To Pay $5.9 Million Over Strip Searching Inmates

Phila. inmate strip-search suit settled

Final settlement of a strip-search lawsuit brought against Philadelphia means 5,321 people will each get compensation of $100 or $1,400, and the attorneys representing them will share $1.7 million in fees.

Philadelphia agreed this year to settle for $5.9 million the challenge to its policy of strip-searching all new inmates. The suit covered the years between 2003 and 2007 and encompassed about 37,000 people.

The city, which admitted no wrongdoing, now typically makes use of metal detectors and noninvasive techniques to find contraband. Some strip searches are still performed. More....

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding me!! No wonder our taxes are so high, we've got to keep bailing out Philly to settle these meritless lawsuits

Anonymous said...

Is it any wonder why the state is broke ? The judge that let this happen has to be an idiot !

Anonymous said...

Agreed. The judge is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

What about the lawyers who profit!

Anonymous said...

The lawyers are just plain greedy.Always looking for a way to rip off the system.Judges that let this type of case go to court should taken off the bench!