Published Date Author: , November 25th, 2010

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Bottom scanners to be introduced in prisons

The £6,500 [$10,276] chairs are being put in 102 jails across Britain aimed to tackle a surge in phone smuggling.

Prisoners will have to sit on the chairs, called Body Orifice Security Scanners (Boss), which bleep if they have a phone hidden inside them.

The mobile Boss chairs have three sensitive sensors which can detect metal items as small as a pin.

Resembling an electric chair, they have a metal detector on the seat and audio and visual alarms are activated when metal is carried into the magnetic field.

The person being screened positions their chin near the oral sensor and then sits momentarily in the chair. The entire procedure takes a few seconds.

Still, we have nothing to worry about. Like so many things we see happening in Britain, it can’t happen here. We have Constitutional rights which will prevent these sort of things.


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