|Cowlitz County Jail to use body scanner on inmates|
LONGVIEW, Wash. — The Cowlitz County Jail will soon become the first correctional facility in Washington state to use a body-scanner to prevent new inmates from smuggling drugs and other contraband into the jail.
The Daily News reported authorities will start using the body scanners on Tuesday. The scanners can identify anything concealed under clothing or inside a person’s body cavity.
Capt. Chris Moses says the scanner takes seven seconds to scan an inmate. All new arrestees will be scanned before joining the rest of the inmates, with a few exceptions.
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