Ohio Contemplates Using Drones to Enhance Prison Security

DAYTON, Ohio — Ohio may become the first state to use drones as an additional means of security in its state prisons, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC).

The state corrections agency is currently considering the use of drones in two Ohio prisons: Lebanon Correctional Institution and Warren Correctional Institution, both located in southwest Ohio. The drones come in three camera-carrying options: a tethered helium balloon, a quad-copter and a fixed-wing vehicle.

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