Technology dramatically reduces contraband at Metro Corrections - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Technology dramatically reduces contraband at Metro Corrections

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jail officials want to double up on a tool that's been helping to make things safer behind bars.

Metro Corrections officials say a new high-tech body scanner has improved the amount of contraband they've confiscated by nearly 50 percent. That includes things like drugs, cell phones, lighters and other objects people have tried to sneak inside.

The body scanner cost the city about $250,000.

Now officials want to buy another scanner for a different downtown jail facility to help dramatically reduce the amount of contraband at that facility as well.

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