The booking process involves taking information and personal effects from arrestees; it includes fingerprints, mug shots, and a search of the person.
What Happens During Booking?
Defendants who are taken to jail are normally booked shortly upon arrival.
If you meet someone new–a potential employee, babysitter, neighbor, or date–and you want to learn more about the person, what do you do?
Is everyone who enters jail subject to a strip search, even when the charged offense is minor?
Courts don't agree whether it's valid to strip search every person who is placed in jail, regardless of the charged offense.