Well, surprise, surprise, they're being forced on yet another vulnerable part of the population, one with no power to object: prisoners.
So far, 154 of the machines have been transferred to prisons in states including Iowa, Virginia, and Louisiana. It’s a good fit because privacy concerns raised by airport passengers do not apply in many cases to prisoners, according to TSA.Arkansas received five of the scanners in early May for use by local sheriffs as well, according to TSA.
And, of course, just as with the useless "puffer" machines, the clunkers are also being stored in warehouses:
The remaining 96 scanners are still being stored in the warehouses of scanner manufacturer Rapiscan.