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Ohio prisons working on ideas to make facilities more secure

Ohio prisons working on ideas to make facilities more secure

(Columbus(AP))- Ohio's prisons chief says electrified fences are among the many options that officials are considering as they look for ways to boost security at State Correctional facilities.

The Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum reports officials also are considering drones, sensor-based systems, secondary fencing or nets as possible additional security measure to keep inmates in and contraband out.

Director Gary Mohr says the theory with the electrified fences would be that they would produce enough of a jolt to knock down someone trying to escape.  The secondary fencing or nets might block outsiders from tossing contraband such as drugs or cellphones within the reach of inmates.

Mohr says it's important for prison officials to work continually on new ideas for improving security to stay ahead of those trying to get around the rules.
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