The state of Michigan has a huge problem with women and their privates. Recently, with the help of the ACLU and many women’s groups, the Michigan Department of Corrections has finally put a stop to the “Spead-Labia Vaginal Searches” of female inmates.
Apparently this has been going on for years in Michigan and no one in the MDOC has stopped to say: “Hey, do you guys think this is necessary?”
All female inmates of the Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility must sit on the same chair and have their vaginas searched without any thought of privacy or sanitation. So women exposed to other women’s body fluids because chair linings are rarely changed.
Also, these searches could be preformed at any time. According to Our Bodies Our Blog:
“. . .four kitchen workers were subjected to spread-labia vaginal searches in full view of one another because a guard believed that some chicken might have been stolen from the kitchen. No exceptions are made for women who are menstruating, pregnant, ill, or have been sexually abused, whether prior to or during their incarceration.”