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Toronto police are using body scanners to reduce strip searches

Police officers in Toronto are now using “full body scanners” as alternatives to strip searches, making it the first police force in the country to adopt the technology. Two different body scanning te... read more

Ontario jails to implement full-body scanners in bid to reduce contraband

TORONTO ... are now using Kinder Surprise packages to smuggle in contraband, he said. Current methods of contraband detection – including a Body Orifice Scanner chair that detects metal, hand-held and ... read more

Ontario Introduces Full-Body Scanners to Adult Correctional Facilities

A pilot study was conducted on the SecurPASS Whole Body X-Ray Security Imaging at the Toronto ... reduce contraband within institutions, including the Body Orifice Security Scanner (BOSS) chair, hand- ... read more

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Where they stand Q&A: Matt Myers

What screening steps can and should be taken to reduce this activity ... and federal case law with regard to inmate strip searches. We adjust policies accordingly. Other Indiana jails have started usi... read more


Safer in the cellblocks

Body scanners reduce the chance someone can make it through ... The body scanner is easy for jail officers to use and less invasive than the strip searches inmates underwent in the past. The machine p... read more

Allegheny County buys full-body scanner for jail to reduce strip searches

Allegheny County has purchased a body scan machine to reduce the need for controversial strip searches inmates must undergo after meeting with legal representatives or therapists. The county paid $95, ... read more

Body scanners put end to backdoor smuggling at Ottawa jail

According to Ross, the number of seizures using the machine dropped steadily at the Toronto South Detention ... The ministry said body scanners are being used in conjunction with traditional metal det... read more

Delaware County Sheriff’s Department wants full body scanner to help combat drug smuggling

The full body scanner has a price tag of around $200,000 and is similar to the device used at airport security. The scanner allows the jail staff to see what inmates may be hiding, without having to s... read more

Lawsuit Challenges TSA To Prove Body Scanners Aren’t Killing People

They might have noticed that, mixed in with concerns about the efficacy, cost and violations of personal privacy, there were a number of people—more than 80 of them—who said the use of the body scanne... read more

2 Victims Dead, 13 Hurt In Toronto Shooting Spree

TORONTO (CNN) — The two people killed in a Toronto shooting rampage were just 10 and 18 years old, police said. The girl and young woman were among 15 victims shot Sunday night in the city’s popular G... read more

Edmonton Remand Centre gets new body scanner to prevent entrance of illicit drugs, weapons

READ MORE: Nova Scotia looking to buy body scanners to cut down on goods smuggled into jails The scanner will also be used in other searches, intelligence gathering ... Remand staff are receiving trai... read more

Emergency buzzer had been disabled in young man's prison death: report

The investigator quoted the cellmate as saying he shouted to ask other inmates to use the emergency ... and thorough strip searches of males before leaving the health unit. The prison also now has a b... read more



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