Cavity searches and nudity in US Law Enforcement and Corrections Settings

When someone is arrested or held in detention in the US who is allowed to do visible and physical cavity searches and under what circumstances? Are there any instances of different sexes performing said searches?

What about the observation of nude prisoners by guards of a different sex?

I’ve never been in prision or strip searched, but I recall reading somewhere (sorry, no cite) that in the US at least, every strip search MUST be preformed by someone of the same sex or they are not allowed to do it. There was also a fairly short list of who was allowed to do it, but other then police officers I can’t recall who was on it offhand.

I’m pretty sure something very similar holds true for prisions as well, I highly doubt they have male guards going into the women’s showers while they are in there and such.

Why, looking for a new job? :wink: