Prison Takes Aim at Contraband

Lauderdale County, Miss.
A company that operates a local prison is launching a a new initiative to cut down on contraband coming into the facility.

Management and Training Corporation Monday announced a new K-9 unit will be used at all of its Mississippi prisons, including the East Mississippi Correctional Facility in Lost Gap.

The unit will use two German Shepherd dogs to regularly search for contraband like drugs, cigarettes and cell phones in its facilities.