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Virginia Prison Guards Convinced a Little Girl She Couldn't See Her Dad...

•, by Daisy Luther

Yep, you read what you thought you did.

An 8-year-old girl visiting her father at Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn before Thanksgiving was subjected to a shocking act of abuse by prison guards. According to the child, she was convinced she wouldn't be allowed to see her dad unless she submitted to a complete strip search. (I've written before about how terribly easy it is for people to manipulate children.)

An 8-year-old girl was stripped naked and searched by Virginia Department of Corrections staff after she was led to believe refusal would result in not being allowed to see her father.

State policy allows for such searches at the Buckingham Correctional Center in Dillwyn, about 60 miles west of Richmond, and other state DOC prisons. The girl was accompanied by her father's girlfriend, who is not her legal guardian. If they refused to be searched, they could have been banned from the prison. (source)