COWLITZ COUNTY JAIL FIRST IN STATE TO UTILIZE BODY SCANNER TO DETECT CONTRABAND
The Cowlitz County Jail is the first correctional facility in the State of Washington
to purchase and operate a body scanning device that detects concealed objects internally
or externally on the body.
The main objective of this equipment is to prevent the introduction of contraband,
such as drugs, weapons, cell phones, and smoking devices in the facility. The
introduction of contraband is something all jails face, and one that we are addressing in
an effort to ensure the utmost safety of our staff and of those incarcerated at the Cowlitz
The Conpass DV (Dual-View) full body scanner, manufactured by ADANI
Systems, Inc can safely scan an inmate in 7 seconds. All new arrestees will be
required to be scanned, with a few exceptions, prior to being placed in the general
population of the jail. The scanner will help identify contraband hidden inside an
inmate’s body that he or she either swallows or hides in body cavities, which other
traditional searches cannot locate.
The body scanner is set to go live on September 20, 2017.