At Lincoln Correctional Center in Illinois, 200 women were commanded to expose their genitals in public while male and female correctional officers verbally abused them. The women were forced to strip naked, remove their tampons and left humiliated and bleeding in view of staff. They called it a training exercise. We call it a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
This feels too similar to eras and armed conflict that belong in the dustbin of history. We, the ACLU, and amici argue that the en banc Seventh Circuit should reverse and hold this reprehensible conduct bounded by the Fourth Amendment.
Sexual humiliation of this nature is a hallmark of the most repulsive regimes in recorded history. It has no place in our prisons and jails.