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Keeping Correctional Facilities Safe

Detect Illegal Drugs and Contraband – without Opening the Mail

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Increasingly, personal and legal mail is being used to smuggle hard to detect illegal drugs and contraband, particularly drug-laced papers, suboxone strips, and small quantities of powders and liquids into the inmate population.

Significant man-hours are devoted to mail screening, yet harmful substances continue to be missed. The problem is pervasive, straining limited correctional staff and resources, harming officers, and contributing to inmate violence, overdose, and death.

MailSecur Desktop Scanner Enhanced to Detect Drug-Laced Papers
Real-time, Accurate Detection

The MailSecur desktop scanners display real-time video of the contents concealed inside envelopes, parcels, magazines, books, and other types of packaging. Unlike X-ray machines that only produce 2D, static images, and use harmful radiation, MailSecur uses safe T-rays allowing the operator to freely manipulate the object to obtain alternate views in 3D. 

MailSecur’s real-time, dynamic imaging allows existing staff to quickly become proficient in detecting contraband without the need for extensive training and special certification or safety precautions required for X-ray.

Typical Mail Items Scanned
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Simple, Real-Time Detection of Treated Paper

Untreated paper displays as green, while laced paper will present as
yellow or red depending upon the level of saturation.

When dried, the drug-laced papers can be undetectable to humans, making the papers an ideal substrate for smuggling. 

When paper is treated with drugs, it changes the way the paper interacts with the T-rays, which enables the MailSecur® scanner to detect the anomaly – without anyone having to open the mail.  

24x365 Expert Threat Analysis Support

Every once in a while an extra set of eyes is needed and that’s where our EODSecur support service comes in. Anytime a suspicious item is identified our team of former military-trained EOD specialists can remotely access the images and video to assist in the detection and identification of substances.

Detects All Forms of Illicit Drugs and Contraband

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Drug-laced papers

K2/K3/Spice and other chemicals

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Suboxone Strips

Concealed behind labels, stamps, and between pages of magazines, newspapers, and books

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Including cocaine, heroin, marijuana, tobacco, fentanyl, and other powders

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Including THC, methamphetamines, and synthetic drugs

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Including cell phones, SIM cards, SD cards, USB connectors, and other electronic components

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Including weapons, sharps, and prohibited items

Case Study

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Correctional facilities, prisons, and jails are combatting a constant stream of contraband, including illegal drugs from the postal mail. Wardens and sheriffs need a way to detect dangerous substances like treated papers, suboxone strips and small quantities of powders


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Product Overview

Quick detection of smuggled threats in mail

MailSecur fills a critical gap not addressed by traditional screening technologies – seeing powders, liquids, treated papers and contraband

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Use Case

The legalities of inmate mail screening 

Fraudulent legal mail is a preferred means of smuggling drugs and contraband.  The Sixth Amendment limits how legal mail can be inspected. 

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Professional Services

Ongoing Support for Your Mail Operations 

Our expert team helps corrections staff stay on top of best practices, new screening techniques, and better processes to stop drugs and contraband.


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Example of drug-laced papers
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Elo screen catches 100mg of white-powder
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