Security screening technologies that can assist correctional facilities during a pandemic

Jails and prisons have been severely impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike some government institutions where remote operations are viable, correctional facilities must find different ways to adapt. This challenge along with required security protocols make it difficult to physically distance inmates from staff, minimize contact, and implement other precautionary tactics that combat exposure risks. Although correctional officers wear masks and gloves to do physical pat downs, standard issue personal protective equipment is not 100% effective in eliminating virus transmission and still puts inmates and officers in close proximity to one another. Alternatively, correctional facilities can adopt various technologies to reduce instances of close or hands-on contact with inmates.