Naked Detention Challenged

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A group of former inmates has filed a fresh lawsuit over naked detention practices at the Saginaw County Jail. It claims privacy violations.

The suit follows a federal judge's decision last month to deny a motion for class-action status in a lawsuit over the practices.

The 53 new plaintiffs filed the latest lawsuit Friday in federal court in Bay City. It names the county and Sheriff Charles L. Brown.

The county has acknowledged it routinely held some detainees naked from 1996 through 2001 as a suicide prevention measure. In January, a judge ruled the practice unconstitutional but did not rule on the question of damages.


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