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Cobb sheriff aims to reduce inmate deaths with new technology

  • 4 mths ago

Keep people alive. That’s the message Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens wants to send across his agency by using new devices at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Owens introduced what he called “groundbreaking” technology on Tuesday that will help monitor and track inmates at the detention center in hopes of preventing deaths. There were three deaths at the Cobb County Detention Center in May, including two suicides and one still under investigation.

“This technology we are going to introduce today is going to help us better monitor our inmate population,” Owens said.

The technology is a real time location device, TSI Prism, made and sold by Alabama-based company Black Creek Integrated Systems. The devices allow for the tracking and monitoring of inmates, who wear them on their wrists.

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