X-ray scanners in New Hampshire prison may pose health concerns amongst other things

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X-ray machines in New Hampshire’s prisons were initially brought in to stop the influx of drugs. But a year later, these machines await installation due to health concerns and the language used in the bill that passed last year.

The proposal does not only require inmates to walk through these full body scanners, but rather would be for anyone coming into the building.

“If I brought the machines in right now, I would have to require everyone who walks into the facility to go through the scanner,” said William Wrenn, commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, in a statement to Valley News. “When you put x-rays into people’s body, it creates a whole bunch of issues.”

Wrenn called for the legislature to make changes to the bill’s language that would not require everyone to be scanned.

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