Corrections officials in Utah are examining a possible security issue following reports that drones may have flown near a prison’s recreational yards on separate occasions. Each sighting forced official’s at Utah State Prison in Draper to order inmates back inside the facility. Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Adams said the state’s correction officials haven’t confirmed whether or not the sightings actually involved drones, according to KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City.
In other drone news, a police department in Pennsylvania could be the first in the state to receive certification for drone use. Mount Carmel Township Police Chief Brian Hellenbush said the force will use its two drones to search for suspects or missing persons. Also, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it has given over 1,000 businesses permission to fly drones.
Prison yard shut down after drones reported flying nearby
Mount Carmel police ready to put drones to use in searches
Report: 1,000 businesses now fly drones
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