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Contraband Arrests at Multiple State Prisons

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1,148 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the stat

On November 10 at Hays State Prison, after visitation had ended security staff were conducting routine searches when they discovered 1 cellphone wrapped in black electrical tape. Visitor, Avis Frazier was arrested by the Chattooga Sheriff’s Office for attempting to bring contraband into the facility.

On November 6 at Smith State Prison, security staff was alerted to a perimeter alarm. After conducting a search, security staff found 4 packages wrapped in black electrical tape. Three unknown suspects were arrested by Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office.

On November 5 at Augusta State Medical Prison, Officer Jasmine Wilkens attempted to enter the facility when security staff detected rolling papers in her backpack. After consenting to a search, security staff discovered 2.14 ounces of marijuana, additional rolling papers, and Green Dot cards. Officer Wilkins was arrested by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

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