Authorities at the Juvenile Detention Center in Dallas reportedly have stopped their practice of measuring the dimentions of the sexual organs of all boys admitted to the Center.
The controversial practice came to public attention earlier this year when a Dallas district judge, Pat McClung, wrote a letter to the county health director complaining about the procedure.
The county confirmed that two medical doctors had been measuring the boys' organs as part of a long-term study on juvenile delinquency. The doctors allegedly were trying to discover a correlation between organ size and development, and a propensity toward crime.
The county admitted that although the measurement practice had been going on for four years, no effort has ever been made to analyze the information collected.
From: Twin Cities Reader, June 25 1981