Jail scanners to be put on trial in Northern Ireland
Justice Minister David Ford has revealed the details of two new search technology pilot projects within prisons.
The first, involving Millimetre Wave Body Scanners, will be operational in both Magilligan Prison and Hydebank Wood Young Offenders’ Centre during the summer.
The other pilot, involving Transmission X-Ray technology, can only start when the necessary authorisations have been obtained under the current regulations. There is currently no timeline for its introduction but it will also be piloted at Magilligan.