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An inside peek into the Montezuma County jail

An inside peek into the Montezuma County jail

Behind the fortified walls of the Montezuma County Detention Center in Cortez exists a tight-knit community of jailers, inmates, cooks, nurses, counselors, technicians, pastors, administrators, pretrial specialists, lawyers and bondsmen. Often overlooked by the...

Tek84 continues its rapid expansion in Nebraska

Tek84 continues its rapid expansion in Nebraska

The Lincoln County commissioners on Monday approved a body scanner for the Lincoln County Detention Center that will further protect jail personnel and inmates. Sheriff Jerome Kramer brought the request to the board in June. After time for research, Kramer recommended...

Hidden handgun found on woman during jail booking process

Hidden handgun found on woman during jail booking process

EVERETT, Wash., October 15, 2021 – On Wednesday, October 13, at approximately 9 a.m. a 30-year-old woman was being booked into the Snohomish County Jail for suspicion of DUI and was found with a loaded semi-automatic handgun hidden in her abdomen. During the booking...

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

A new body scanner at the Moore County Detention Center found drugs on an inmate, according to a news advisory from Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields. “During the processing of a new intake at the Moore County Detention Center, Detention Officers observed an...

$150,000 grant brings full body scanner to Marquette County jail

$150,000 grant brings full body scanner to Marquette County jail

An Intercept Tek84 scanner used for high-security contraband detection is now operating at the Marquette County jail. It was purchased with a Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement $150,000 grant awarded to the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office....

New body scanner keeping drugs, contraband out of Androscoggin County Jail

New body scanner keeping drugs, contraband out of Androscoggin County Jail

The Androscoggin County Jail has a game-changing weapon to stop drugs, weapons and other contraband from being smuggled into the facility.

The new Intercept body scanner, in use since early June, has given the county Sheriff’s Department the upper hand  in keeping inmates and staff safe.

Vilas County Jail Full Body Scanner in Operation

Vilas County Jail Full Body Scanner in Operation

A full body scanner is in operation in the Vilas County jail to prevent illegal contraband coming into the jail as explained by jail Sargent Alisha Wagner. “Although we do strip searches, there are situations where possible illegal substances are hidden in body...

New technology can detect contraband at Contra Costa County jail

New technology can detect contraband at Contra Costa County jail

Sneaking contraband into the Martinez Detention Facility will become more difficult with new technology procured by the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office has acquired the Tek84 Intercept Full Body Scanner, which “detects both metallic...

Body scanner now in use at Monroe County prison

Body scanner now in use at Monroe County prison

Finally, the body scanner at Monroe County Correctional Facility is up and running. The scanner is programmed, and the employees who will be doing the body scans have received training. “This is going to make things much safer and easier, Warden Garry Haidle said. The...

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

New body scanner at jail finds hidden drugs on inmate

A new body scanner at the Moore County Detention Center found drugs on an inmate, according to a news advisory from Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields. “During the processing of a new intake at the Moore County Detention Center, Detention Officers observed an...

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office receives new body scanner for inmates

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office receives new body scanner for inmates

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – A new safety device is now in place at the Marshall County Jail: a body scanner. It will also be used by surrounding agencies in the county. Deputies say contraband was running loose in the Marshall County Jail. Drugs and weapons are some of the common items inmates try to bring in.

Ross County Sheriff’s Office discusses improved security plans

Ross County Sheriff’s Office discusses improved security plans

  CHILLICOTHE -  The Ross County Jail has undergone improvements in the past year to make inmates safer during the course of the pandemic, but also to make the jail more secure. Two items of note are a new body scanning device, and a Skytron Ultraviolet...

Jail uses new tech to prevent COVID-19 spread, catch contraband

      NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — The Coffee County Jail installed state-of-the-art inmate processing equipment this January. With the on-going pandemic, the Tek 84 is designed to minimize contact between the correctional officer and prisoner and will...

Newsday analysis: Drug contraband seized more than 200 times

Inmates at the Nassau County jail have tapped into illicit supplies of narcotics and other drug contraband more than two hundred times in recent years, a Newsday analysis of state records shows.  Jail officials have seized drugs or drug paraphernalia 237 times in...

Hennepin County now uses full-body scanner at jail

Hennepin County now uses full-body scanner at jail

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office has installed a full-body scanner to search people booked into the county jail. In a news release, Sheriff David Hutchinson said the scanner will help keep inmates and jail staffers safe by quickly finding dangerous concealed...

Detention Center Getting Body Scanning Device

Dependency on opioids and other controlled substances can drive people to go to incredible lengths to feed their addiction. Unfortunately, this desperation leads people to extreme measures. To help prevent illicit substances and weapons from entering the Moore County...

Delaware County Jail

The bigger security picture The new camera system will follow the installation a year ago of another security device at the jail, a Tek84 Intercept full-body scanner. The scanner essentially is a full-length X-ray that reveals if someone being booked into the jail has...

Jail body scanner finds gun on woman arrested for drugs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- When body scanners were installed at the Allen County jail a year ago, Sheriff Dave Gladieux knew they would find drugs that people were trying to smuggle behind bars. But what one of those scanners found November 2 startled all the...

Northumberland County purchases full-body scanner for jail

SUNBURY — Northumberland County Jail Warden Bruce Kovach reported a $149,000 Intercept full-body scanner purchased by the county for the jail was installed last week. During a 15-minute prison board meeting Wednesday, Kovach said the scanner, which is similar to those...