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Published October 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

New security program helps avoid inmate escapes

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new security program for inmates at the Cass County Courthouse will help stop prisoners from escaping during transport.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A new security program for inmates at the Cass County Courthouse will help stop prisoners from escaping during transport.

Vans would transport prisoners directly from the jail to an area inside of the building, so that they never get the opportunity to escape outside.

The holding areas are all protected by locked doors, only accessible by deputies.

The Sheriff's Department says this type of system would have made the inmate escape from last Friday nearly impossible.

Mickey Harmon, Court Admin. Services Captain: “They're never given the opportunity to walk outside, from the moment they leave their cell block or their housing pod at the jail.”

The sheriff's department is finishing up the system, but says it should be ready for use in about three weeks.

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