SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – The St. Joseph County Jail has begun to incorporate the Intercept Scanner, a full-body contraband detection system designed to improve security at the jail.

Jail officials unveiled the scanner Tuesday morning after it was installed Jan. 28 in the jail’s booking area, which is where inmates are first processed.

In addition to detecting metal like a standard scanner, the Intercept Scanner can find other types of contraband, like illegal or prescription drugs inmates may have on their persons.

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