COWLITZ COUNTY JAIL FIRST IN STATE TO UTILIZE BODY SCANNER TO DETECT CONTRABAND

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

County Jail.

 

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.