3D Laser Scanning Used For Jail Screening

Let Freedom Ring

Let freedom ring! Do you want people to slap rules on your mouth and tell you how much sugar you can eat? Not me. I want freedom to eat what I want to eat. Do you want people to muzzle up your tongue so you won’t say anything that people don’t want to hear. I don’t. I want to say what needs to be said. If you don’t agree, then you should have the right to express that. I love that about our country.

Abuse it you Lose it

Freedom is what we all get to enjoy in the U.S. There are many people who gave up their lives so that we could enjoy that freedom. There are some people, though, who have abused their freedom and have had it taken away. They have abused their freedom to the point of infringing on other people’s freedom to live in safety. We don’t have the freedom to harm or kill another member of society. Those who choose to act that way should have their freedoms restricted until they have paid their debt to the society that honors and respect that freedom we share. To make sure that they don’t continue to abuse their freedoms in jail there is a new deputy in town that is going to get the job done. His name ain’t Barney Fife.  You can call him 3D laser scanning services.

The New 3D scanning "Pat-Down"

The days of Mayberry jail security are over. The guys down at Montgomery County Jail in Minnesota are getting a taste of high security with 3D laser scanning. 3D laser scanning services are being used for screening every law breaker that comes in the jail. They want to make sure they are not carrying things they shouldn’t. Most of the time when we think of 3D laser scanners we think just of metal detection. Things like blades, guns, and needles are often what comes to mind. These scanners do so much more though. The general pat-down and a metal detector is not good enough for these places. They need a way to detect more than just metal. They need to find plastics, drug pouches, organic materials, and anything else that might be taken into the jail cell. The device is called a Soter RS and it does a fantastic job a quick 10 second scan that is doesn’t invade much privacy. At the same time it does a thorough scan to detect contraband objects.

The scanner may cost a lot (over $100,00), but it is worth it to keep jails safe. Imagine that a guy comes into the jail with a sharp plastic object hidden on his body. It may not be a switchblade or a bag of cocaine, but it is something that he could do some damage with if he wanted. Although the jails are places where rights are restricted. People in jail still deserve human respect and we needn’t allow people to bring things in that can continue to harm others or harm themselves. Once they pay their debt to society, they can be released to have another try at freedom.  

Thanks to technologies like these, we can keep jails safer for inmates who are already in there. My guess is that we will start hearing these scanners being used more and more in jails across the country. So let’s all take our hat of and show a little respect to 3D laser scanning services.

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