A body cavity search, also known simply as a cavity search, is either a visual search or a It is far more invasive than the standard strip search that is typically either upon police arrest or incarceration at a jail, prison, or psychiatric hospital .
Courts don't agree whether it's valid to strip search every person who is placed in jail, regardless of the charged offense.
By Marty Drapkin. Strip searches are an important procedure in jails and prisons. They are an invaluable means of preventing introduction of contraband items.
Women incarcerated in a San Francisco jail say they were forced to strip naked in front of male deputies, in violation of state law, according to.