County commission approves body scanner at Hill County jail


Last updated 5/26/2023 at 12:16pm

The Hill County Commission approved the purchase of a new body scanner for the Hill County Detention Center and renewed a contract for meals for inmates at their weekly business meeting Thursday.

Hill County Sheriff Jamie Ross has said the body scanner would prevent contraband from entering the facility and increase the safety of everyone there.

In Thursday’s meeting Ross said the original quote for the machine was $164,000 but the price of maintenance has since gone down a bit.

Ross recommended the commission raise the standard three-year warranty to five years which would put the pri...

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