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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 9, 2012

Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court gave the OK for jailers to strip search anyone who’s arrested — regardless of how minor their offense — the sheriff in Tipton County decided that every incoming detainee will be strip searched, the Tennessean reports. In Nashville, Sheriff Daron Hall says they do not strip search routinely, but have people change out of their street clothes behind a curtain turn their clothes over to officials. He says his department is not going to change its policy as a result of the court’s ruling, but said there does "need to be a consistent application of how you search, when you search." The City Paper has more