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Louisville jail has a high-tech way to stop contraband

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Corrections has a new way to stop contraband from getting inside the jail.

It has a new full-body scanner that can detect items that were difficult to find before.

Inmates will step onto the scanner, which lets officers see things like drugs that might be hidden internally.

"The real challenge for us was contraband in body cavities. Just during our first three weeks with this equipment, we have already detected illegal drugs, marijuana, cell phones, matches, and lighters," says Metro Department of Corrections Director Mark Bolton.

Bolton says eliminating dangerous contraband means the $250,000 machine will pay off in the long run.

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