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7 correctional centres across SA to receive full-body scanners

It's aimed at preventing the smuggling of contraband.

FILE: Pollsmoor Prison inmates looking out of a window at the facility. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services said that additional security at prisons would make for safer facilities.

Seven correctional centres across the country will receive full-body scanners by the end of July.

It's aimed at preventing the smuggling of contraband.

The inspectorate’s Judge Johann van der Westhuizen said: “We welcome all measures to contribute to safer correctional centres, the prevention of criminal activities and whatever can lead to violence. We sincerely hope the equipment will be used properly.”

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