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State officials show off new contraband detectors for prisons

State officials show off new contraband detectors for prisons

Maryland corrections officials on Wednesday announced $1.8 million worth of advanced metal detectors that can locate the smallest pieces of contraband, after several high-profile incidents that included a large-scale federal investigation at the state’s largest prison last year.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services purchased 161 Cellsense metal detectors. Officials said they are being used in all 24 facilities across the state to curb smuggling of drugs, weapons and other items into and around prisons.

“This equipment is a game-changer,” said Stephen T. Moyer, the state’s public safety secretary, at a news conference Wednesday morning inside Baltimore’s...

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