- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine sheriff is reviewing his jail’s metal detector policy after an attorney complained she was turned away from the county jail when her bra set off the machine.

Attorney Amy Fairfield says she went to the Cumberland County Jail last week to meet with a client but her underwire bra set off the detector. The Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1P9qW8B ) quotes Fairfield as saying a sheriff’s deputy suggested she go to a bathroom and remove it. She refused.

Sheriff Kevin Joyce says the metal detector policy was made more stringent several months ago. He says there is “no way to differentiate people with underwire bras and someone bringing in a gun.”

Joyce says he has not yet received Fairfield’s complaint but will review the policy.

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