State Unveils Electronic Tracking Of Those On Probation
07/21/2010
WBAL-AM - Online

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It's called Livescan, and it is an electronic fingerprint and palm-print collection system that is now in use at probation offices statewide.

Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services told WBAL News that everyone who is on probation, or sentenced to probation is required to give fingerprints and palm-prints into the system.

The system can then be accessed by police departments, who will be able to obtain the "rap sheet" of any one on probation, if that person is arrested again.

Binetti said there are more than 206 of these machines in state probation offices, as well as at police departments, sheriff's offices and detention centers.

State officials demonstrated the technology at an event in Westminster on Wednesday.