MCS officially implements body-worn cameras

Maldives Correctional Service (MCS) has officially introduced the use of body-worn cameras among its officers.

MCS said the implementation of body-worn cameras is expected to address several challenges faced by corrections officers, especially in ensuring their safety and effective inmate management.

Corrections officers currently use 51 body-worn cameras, with plans to expand this number to cover all officers dealing with prisoners. In the near future, all frontline officers will be equipped with these cameras for use during their official working hours.

The body-worn cameras document prisoner behavior and provide evidence to identify the underlying issues within the prison environment. Additionally, a data collection system will be established to support rehabilitation and intelligence efforts while also ensuring accountability in the management of inmates, Corrections said.

Corrections has assured that the audio and video footage collected by the bodyworn cameras will not be tampered with.