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Body scanner installed at Santa Cruz County Jail

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) A new body scanner has been installed at the Santa Cruz County Jail to find contraband before it gets into the jail.

The Sheriff's Office said the scanner will give a high-resolution scan of the full body, which will help them find weapons or drugs hidden in body cavities or other areas.

The body scanner was first used on Tuesday, and since then, the Sheriff's Office said two contraband items have been found.

The scanner is similar to the ones used at airports when travelers pass through security. The Sheriff's Office hopes that the new technology will save lives.

Central Coast / Santa Cruz County / Technology / Top Stories

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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