>>Dauphin County Prison Guards Now Wearing Body Cameras
(Harrisburg, PA) -- Dauphin County Prison guards are now being equipped with body cameras. County officials say the guards started wearing the body cameras yesterday after supervisors went through a test-run last month. The cameras will not be constantly recording, but guards are being advised to turn them on whenever they have an interaction with an inmate or if a situation escalates within the prison. Guards also have to turn the cameras on if any inmate asks them to. A five-year contract for the new cameras with the Axon company was approved in 2019 and cost the prison about 565-thousand-dollars for 125 new camera systems.