Richie McBride examines the rise of body-worn cameras modernising prison security across the UK
Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) are well suited to high-security environments. Edesix VideoBadges have been present in UK prisons since 2015, and have been proven to make prisons safer places for both guards and prisoners. Deterrent, de-escalations and gaining prosecution evidence when needed has all helped to increase order and welfare in prison establishments. In addition, BWC footage has also been used as reflective practice for prisoner order and rehabilitation. The VideoBadge is now an established part of how a UK jail . . .