According to recent reports, the practice of routine strip-searching continues at the Vancouver Jail. For example, a couple recently arrested by Vancouver police as a result of unpaid parking tickets were taken to the jail and subjected to strip searches.

People detained on minor offences, including bylaw infractions, are being strip searched without reasonable grounds. This abhorrent practice is against the law and is a violation of the constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. Despite a series of Provincial Court judgments condemning the practice, it continues.