Why are prison cells not monitored by cctv cameras?

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asked Sep 24, 2017 in Law Enforcement/Police by Lilly21 (27,370 points)
Why aren't the individual prison cells monitored by cctv or video cameras?

I noticed this after watching some prison shows on youtube. They tend to do cell searches and find contraband and home made weapons in the prison cells.

Why don't they install cameras in each prison cell so they can constantly monitor the prisoners in their prison cells to catch this stuff going on and confiscate the home made weapons before they're even made or can hurt someone?

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answered Sep 24, 2017 by Vicente (320 points)
I notice that too. I've seen some jail shows show the county jail cells had video cameras so I too wonder why the prison cells don't have closed circuit tv cameras.

It baffles me.

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