Pa. county jail supervisors to wear body cameras

Cameras will give officials a better picture of events

By C1 Staff

YORK COUNTY, Pa. — Supervisors at the York County Jail will shortly begin wearing body cameras.

The York Dispatch reports that the devices will be worn starting in January.

York County Jail Warden Mary Sabol said the cameras will give officials a better picture of events, such as if an inmate alleges that an officer used excessive force – and could end up exonerating the officer.

“We need to look out for protection of the staff,” she said. “This way, with body cameras, we can quickly view what happened.”

The prison board has approved $14,000 for 12 cameras, docking ports and associated software.

The money to pay for the cameras comes from fees collected from inmate phone calls.

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