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Notice of Strip Search Settlement – Amador v. Baca


If you were strip searched outside in a group between March 5, 2008 and January 31, 2015 at the Century Regional Detention Center ("Lynwood" or "CRDF"), you may be eligible to receive money as part of a $53 million-dollar settlement against the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. To receive money, you must submit a claim by Monday, January 20, 2020.

You may find or file a claim online at

Who is part of this lawsuit? The settlement includes all female inmates who were strip searched entering or returning to the CRDF, in large groups, in an outside bus garage open to the elements between the class period of March 5, 2008 January 1, 2015.

How much money could I receive? Each claiming class member will receive a share of the settlement based on the total number of people who submit claims. The money will be divided among the claimants based on the number of searches, the outside temperature, and the date of the search (the earlier searches were generally worse). Each person will receive a certain number of points based on these issues, and the settlement will be divided based on each person's points. People with many searches will likely receive thousands of dollars. No class member who files a claim will receive less than $200 for one search.

How do I learn more? For the full class notice and information on filing a claim, excluding yourself, objecting and the final approval hearing, go to

If you have questions, you may call the Settlement Administrator toll-free at 1-855-233-1237.

A copy of the Notice to the Class can be viewed by clicking (** "here" should be the hyperlink to the attached PDF Class Notice).

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