account in the Miami Herald:
This is not the first time guards at the downtown Miami inmate facility have taken exception to the undergarments of female attorneys coming in to see their clients. A few years ago, the Federal Public Defender's Office, which represents inmates held at FDC-Miami before trial, hammered out an arrangement with the prison allowing female lawyers entry if guards determine -- by using a wand -- that their under wire bras are setting off the detector. Once it's confirmed, the woman can enter.
FDC-Miami officials declined to comment. People familiar with the procedure say the guards on duty that Friday probably didn't get the `memo.'
A spokeswoman referred a reporter to its dress code posted on the prison facility's Web page. The policy requires that women wear bras, but doesn't specifically prohibit underwire styles. But the FDC's dress code, which stresses `appropriate attire,' has a laundry list of restrictions. Women, for example, cannot wear sweat pants, sweat shirts, sun dresses, leotards, wraparound skirts, crop tops, low cut blouses, zippered dresses/shirts, button-down dresses/skirts or low-cut dresses. They also cannot wear `any type of garment that is see-through . . . or clothing that is tight and sexually suggestive or revealing.'"