Reporter - Tom McNamara

Jul 23, 2014 11:41 PM

Visitors fingerprinted at notorious jail

New York City - At Rikers Island, the notorious 10-jail complex in New York City, it's not just the inmates who get fingerprinted, but the visitors, too.

The jail has been quietly collecting the fingerprints of visitors since December 2010, using a biometric-scan system called Visitor Express. A spokesman for the New York City Department of Correction told NBC News that the policy - which is not mentioned in the guidelines for visitors on the DOC website - increases efficiency in processing visitors and eases their stay.

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