Technology in Prisons Helps Hold Down Costs

Zalud, Bill
April 2008
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Apr2008, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p78
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The article reports that correctional institutions and jails in the U.S. are embracing a variety of security technologies. The article notes that many criminal justice programs use existing and emerging security technology to minimize costs while simultaneously increasing security. Security technologies range from security video, biometrics and visitor management.


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