Tracking wristbands, video monitoring systems and drug-detecting robots – Hong Kong tests how to make its prisons ‘smart’

Wristbands that can keep track of inmates and robotic arms that check for drugs in poo are among new technologies to be tested at three correctional institutions under a plan to make all facilities “smart prisons”, it was revealed on Thursday.
Commissioner of Correctional Services Danny Woo Ying-ming said the new technologies could help ensure safety by detecting inmates’ abnormal behaviour, including self-harm, more efficiently.
“The Correctional Services Department…



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