Canadian Civil Liberties Association launches constitutional challenge to Ontario’s strip search law

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association launches constitutional challenge to Ontario’s strip search law
June 20, 2022 
TORONTO, CANADA – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a woman with personal experience have launched a major constitutional challenge to Ontario’s law governing strip searches in provincial jails. The legal challenge claims that provincial law, which gives prison superintendents almost unlimited discretion to strip search prisoners, is unconstitutional.  
Strip searches are inherently dehumanizing and degrading; they must be subject to appropriate legal limits to protect individuals against unnecessary trauma and abuse. Ontario’s current law grants superintendents unfettered power to strip

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