A new body scanner that can see under skin and view the contents of organs is being used on inmates at the St. Lucie County Jail, TCPalm.com reported.
The scanner, called RadPro SecurPass, will scan inmates for contraband when they are entering the jail system or returning from court, officials said. On Monday the scanner revealed methadone inside of a female inmate.
RadPro SecurPass, which will not show body contours, is already in use at three county jails and one federal prison, TCPalm reported.
The federally funded $190,000 scanner is made by Virtual Imaging Inc. of Deerfield Beach.