Ohio Report for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DRC Tests Drone Sensors Above Southwest Ohio Prison Grounds Ahead Of Broader Evaluation

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction will keep watch on Lebanon and Warren correction institution inmates with a tethered balloon this week as the agency prepares to begin testing the use of surveillance drones.

The balloon tests that will occur randomly Oct. 1-7 will help DRC security leaders determine the effectiveness of a sensor that can be attached to a camera on the unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the prison grounds during day and night hours, managing director of operations Ed Voorhies said.

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