Marginal note:Exceptional power of search
53 (1) Where the institutional head is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to believe that
(a) there exists, because of contraband, a clear and substantial danger to human life or safety or to the security of the penitentiary, and
(b) a frisk search or strip search of all the inmates in the penitentiary or any part thereof is necessary in order to seize the contraband and avert the danger,
the institutional head may authorize in writing such a search, subject to subsection (2).
Marginal note:Gender requirement
(2) A strip search authorized under subsection (1) shall be conducted in each case by a staff member of the same sex as the inmate.
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