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Jail installs facial recognition tool to prevent accidental releases

Author: huifan   Time: 2017-08-21

To prevent the accidental release of the wrong inmate, Madison County Jail in Alabama recently became the first prison in the United States to install 3D facial recognition technology

With the help of National Security Resources and their biometric cameras, Morrison hopes that embarrassing accidental releases can become a problem of the past.

When prisoners enter the jail they now have their picture taken and catalogued in a database. The camera’s software breaks down an individual’s face based on 40,000 points around the eyes and the bridge of the nose with a 99.2 percent accuracy rate.

For now Madison County Jail has only used the system to process inmates as they enter and exit the jail, but Morrison hopes that the system will eventually be expanded to help secure doorways and visitation rooms.