Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette County Sheriff Greg Zyburt joined the Sunny Morning Show today to talk about some technology upgrades being implemented at the Marquette County Jail in an effort to keep illegal substances out of the facility and away from the prisoners.
Zyburt talked about a body-scanning machine that uses x-ray technology to scan the bodies of incoming inmates at the jail.
He said the machine will be going into use next week and the Marquette County Jail will be the first in the state to use the technology.
Zyburt explained that the machine will give jail deputies the ability to conduct hands-free searches for any contraband that may be being attempted to be smuggled into the jail by a prisoner in their mouths, stomach or other body cavities.
He also talked about a new e-messaging system that was installed to keep out paper letters that may be saturated with drugs or anything such as individual hits of LSD underneath stamps used to mail letters.