MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. – The Marshall County jail now has a brand new piece of high-tech gear serving to corrections deputies.
The brand new physique scanner takes a photograph of the incoming inmate, checks their temperature, after which does a full x-ray.
It solely takes a number of seconds, however it eliminates the shut contact between corrections deputies and the inmates.
It was purchased utilizing CARES Act funding helps in a pair alternative ways through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The place individuals’s being booked into your jail, there’s contraband coming in. Quite a lot of instances it’s by means of completely different cavities within the physique, that’s how issues get snuck in. So, that may alleviate that subject with this physique scanner and likewise like I mentioned it takes your temperature whenever you’re standing there in order that form of lets us know in case you’re working a fever, in case you’re not working a fever, you recognize, for COVID associated objects,” mentioned Sims.
Sims informed Information 19 because the pandemic started, just one inmate examined constructive for the coronavirus.
He mentioned the inmate was quarantined for the obligatory 14 days, and when he examined unfavorable, was returned to the final inhabitants.
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