Panel struggles over strip searches in juvenile facilities
A state task force on the state’s juvenile justice system is struggling to resolve conflicting concerns over rehabilitating youths and staff safety on policies relating to strip searches and restraints.
The task force spent nearly three hours Thursday discussing and voting on recommendations on strip searches.
Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Sam Abed said he wasn’t pleased with the process. He said he hoped the task force would give more consideration to changes the department recommends in a final report due this month.