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18Jan

Dauphin County Prison Guards Start Wearing Body Cameras

DAUPHIN CO, PA –

Correctional guards at the Dauphin County Prison are expected to begin wearing body cameras Monday, adding a new layer of protection for employees and inmates.

For the past month, supervisors have been wearing them to work out technical issues or questions that arise. On Monday, body cameras were supposed to be available for every guard on duty, county officials said.

The cameras, however, won’t be recording continuously. Guards will decide when to turn them on, a policy that has drawn some criticism. But constant recording posed logistical issues, county officials said, including battery drainage and immense footage storage requirements.

By: Christine Vendel
Published: PennLive
Link: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/01/dauphin-county-prison-guards-start-wearing-body-cameras.html

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