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2000 ACLU Lawsuit Prevents Job Corps From Strip Searching Students Suspected of Drug Use

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Settlement of CO Strip-Search Case Ends Practice for Federal Jobs Corps Participants Nationwide:

March 1, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER, CO — The successful settlement here of a federal civil rights lawsuit brought against the Department of Labor to stop strip-searches of Job Corps participants will end the practice nationwide, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado said today.

The ACLU represented two Job Corps participants in Collbran who were forced to undergo a humiliating group strip search initiated by a “rumor” that one of the 30 program participants might be carrying drugs. Each participant was ordered to strip and endure an invasive, full-body search or else be “terminated on the spot.” No drugs were ever found.

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