“It does cell checks, inmate movement, and if we want to know where an inmate is at any given time, we can instantly check that computer program,” Craighead County Jail Administrator, Keith Bowers said.
“It gives us a better record at our finger tips knowing if the cell checks are being done correctly or being done timely,” he said. “It’s just a good safety check for the inmates and a good safety check for the community to know the inmates are secure.”
The mail will be opened, scanned and sent electronically to the inmate’s cell at no cost to the county, according to Bowers.
“This happens everywhere,” Bowers said. “People are getting very creative. It could be under a stamp, it could be mixed in to the glue on the envelope, really it will eliminate all of this and there won't be as big of a concern for that getting into the facility,” Bowers said.