Body scanner installed at Hamilton County Jail

Body Scanner
Photo Courtesy: Hamilton County Sheriffs Office

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday, the jail is now equipped with a full-body scanning system.

The x-ray scanner, installed recently, is designed to detect drugs, liquids, metals and plastics.

Officials say the new scanner is a safer and more effective way to find out if an inmate is trying to smuggle unauthorized items into the jail.

A similar body scan system has also been installed at the Community Corrections Work Release building. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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