Panel strug­gles over strip searches in ju­ve­nile fa­cil­i­ties

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

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.

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