The Lauderdale County Detention Center now has 50 new electronic eyes to assist in monitoring activity throughout the jail.
Jail administrator Kim Reece said the new surveillance system will make the facility infinitely safer for guards and inmates alike.
In fact, though it has only been in operation for about two months, Reece says the system is already paying dividends. It alerted authorities to an inmate attack, and she says it is evidence to prove what happens whenever there might be a dispute.
The system cost $174,000, with $62,000 coming from seized drug money and is expected to pay for itself in one to two years.