New Mexico jail to scan inmates' eyes to verify identity


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico detention center is looking to use iris scanning technology to verify the identities of inmates coming in and out of the jail after it mistakenly released an inmate who was posing as his cellmate.

Metropolitan Detention Center Chief Greg Rees proposed bringing the system to the Bernalillo County facility on Wednesday after the mix-up earlier this month, the Albuquerque Journal reported .

Inmates' eyes would be scanned as soon as they are booked and before they are released to ensure that the correct person is being released.

The system will cost the county...

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