The Sheriff’s Office of Cape May County in New Jersey now includes iris scanning in its procedures for processing new inmates at the jail, according to a Press of Atlantic City article.
The new procedure is intended as an additional layer of security to ensure correct identities when processing inmates for admission and, more importantly, for release.
The scanners have been with the Sheriff’s Office since late 2009 and are among the first in the state to have this technology. Sheriff Gary Schaffer looks at his department as beta testing for the technology so that all the kinks are worked out by the time other law enforcement operations in the state begin using it.
In addition to keeping the iris scan for their own records, iris scans from the May County Jail will be shared with the FBI to allow them access to the biometric data as well.
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