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Women complain about discriminatory jail screening policy


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county legislator has said her local jail has a sexist screening policy that requires any woman wearing an underwire bra to remove the lingerie before entering the facility — a claim the sheriff and corrections department director dispute.

Jackson County legislator Crystal Williams raised the issue on Twitter Monday after female attorneys and others complained of discrimination when trying to enter Jackson County Detention Center, the Kansas City Star reported. The checkpoint consists of an X-ray machine and metal detectors that are apparently triggere...

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