Marginal note:Routine strip search of inmates
48 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a staff member of the same sex as the inmate may conduct a routine strip search of an inmate, without individualized suspicion,
(a) in the prescribed circumstances in situations in which the inmate has been in a place where there was a likelihood of access to contraband that is capable of being hidden on or in the body; or
(b) when the inmate is entering or leaving a structured intervention unit.
Marginal note:Choice of body scan search
(2) A body scan search of the inmate shall be conducted instead of the strip search if
(a) the body scan search is authorized under section 48.1; and
(b) a prescribed body scanner in proper working order is in the area where the strip search would be conducted.
- 1992, c. 20, s. 48
- 2019, c. 27, s. 14
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