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Neb. county jail receives new fingerprinting system

The new machine will allow inmates to add information themselves and print out an accurate booking card

By C1 Staff

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A new fingerprinting system for the Keith County Jail will drastically reduce work for employees when it comes to entering inmate information, according to KNOP.

The jail used to take fingerprints manually using ink, and then send that information to the state for processing, which could take up to a week. The new $35,000 machine will allow inmates to input their own information, and then print out a booking card for easier access and usage.

“It’s going to save us a lot of time on the busy weekends,” Lt. Travis Ponick said. “We would spend hours typing up print cards and this machine does that for us. It’s a lot more accurate.”

The machine was purchased through a state grant.