Sheriff’s Department Announces New Changes to Detention Complex

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The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has announced recent developments designed to improve the Pima County Adult Detention Complex and implement new technology.

According to the press release, the Sheriff’s Department Corrections Bureau is constantly striving to be on the cutting edge of technology and is a model for corrections facilities throughout the nation.

Now, the Corrections Bureau provides more means for friends and family to stay in touch with their incarcerated, with additional options that better accommodate for the average American’s hectic schedule and busy life. Detainees no longer need to wait in line to use a phone, as they can make calls and send and receive emails from their tablets.

In addition, families are now able to virtually visit their inmates from the comfort of their own home by using internet visitation. Numerous studies show that the more support detainees receive from family and friends during their incarceration, the less likely they are to regress back into bad behavior.

The Corrections Bureau is also implementing new and enhanced safety and security measures. By year’s end, the department will install two top of the line body scanners, designed to minimize the rate of dangerous contraband carried into the facility such as drugs, weapons and cellphones.

Another highlight for the Corrections Bureau is Badges and Backpacks, a meaningful event that hosted by the Sheriff’s Department that makes a huge difference.  Over 2,000 kids in the community received new backpacks full of essential school supplies. During this upcoming holiday season, the Corrections Bureau will participate in similar community events for underprivileged children such as Shop with a Cop and Angel Tree.

According to the press releasethe Corrections Bureau is excited and optimistic about the future, and continues to work to ensure that we are providing a safe, secure, and constitutional facility. 

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