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Golden Hammer: X-Ray machines don’t stop contraband but do waste taxpayer dollars

In an attempt to stop the large amounts of contraband filtering their way into U.S. penitentiaries, the Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons decided to pick up some x-ray machines to improve security. But the machines have done little to cut down on smuggling and burned taxpayers for $4 million in the process, according to the DOJ internal watchdog, the Inspector General. Some x-ray units have sat unused, while others have been installed without any proper training given to prison guards. Even if installation and operation goes perfectly, the machines still might not be useful. (01:03)


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