Jail scanner will make strip searches unnecessary

by | Aug 29, 2022 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Strip searches will be a thing of the past once the Island County Jail gets a fancy new piece of equipment.

The jail received a $194,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce to purchase an Intercept body scanner, which is made by the company Tek-84. The low-dose scanner is similar to what the TSA uses at airports, but with much higher resolution.

The Island County jail is the 11th and smallest jail in the state to order one of the high-tech scanners.

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