FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Franklin County sheriff’s officers are taking steps to enhance security on the county jail.
They’ve put in a new digital logging system to doc how typically corrections officers are checking on inmates.
The technology helps be certain that inmates are the place they’re alleged to be and that they’re protected.
“We are transitioning to a new method to monitor our inmates to know who’s in jail, who acquired out of jail,” Franklin County Sheriff A.J Smith mentioned.
The “Jail Core” technology is a giant leap ahead for the Franklin County Jail.
Each deputy is issued a cellphone and they’re going to be capable of scan the sensor outdoors of the inmate’s cell and their wristbands.
“It’s a complicated and fast method to get an account of what number of inmates are in jail and who they’re and what bunks they’re staying in,” Smith mentioned. “Like with contraband, we return there and do a shakedown if we don’t know who’s in a bunk then we don’t know whose contraband it’s.”
An digital log of the inmate’s info will seem on the cellphone together with the inmate’s identify, why they’re in jail, and once they had been final fed.
The hope is this method will stop suicides in jail.
“I imply we’ve had a few inmate suicides since I’ve been sheriff and I don’t ever wish to have one other one,” Smith mentioned. “This is simply one other manner that they should go if we determine it’s quarter-hour or half-hour. They should go by and visible look and see who’s in every cell and what situation they’re in.”
Smith mentioned the “Jail Core” technology can even preserve his deputies accountable, one thing the pen and paper system couldn’t do.