As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 798 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On February 21, at Smith State Prison, security staff noticed Food Service Supervisor Amy Eason acting unusually nervous as she entered the facility. When questioned, she admitted to attempting to enter the facility with Contraband. A search of her person revealed four bundles containing 5.1 ounces of tobacco concealed in her undergarments. She was arrested by the Glennville Police Department.
- On February 21, at Whitworth Women’s Facility, Visitor Bruce Wayne Humphries was observed attempting to pass contraband to an inmate during visitation. Visitor Humphries was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff’s Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.