Body Scanner Helps Keep Contraband Out of Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A new high-tech body scanner at the Jefferson County jail has been so successful at helping keep out contraband that officials want to purchase another one for a different jail facility downtown.

The Courier-Journal reports the scanner has found a myriad of things — drugs, cell phones, lighters — and has resulted in an almost 50 percent increase in contraband seizures.

Jail Director Mark Bolton says the $250,000 item "has been a real boon to us" because it has increased security at the institution and made it safer for staff.

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