Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities
As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 670 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On June 19, 2014 at Baldwin State Prison, civilian Latoya Brown entered the front bunker of the facility requesting to use the bathroom and seeking directions. Shortly after civilian Brown exited the bunker, staff noticed civilian Jarvis Tripp on the facility property. The Milledgeville Police Department was notified and responded to the facility. Civilian Tripp was questioned and searched by the Milledgeville Police Department. They found one bag of Buglar tobacco and several cigarette lighters on his person. Upon review of security footage, it was confirmed that civilian Tripp threw a package over the fence line of the prison property. The Milledgeville Police Department also questioned Civilian Brown. Civilian Brown indicated knowledge of the package thrown and the contents contained within the package. Both Latoya Brown and Jarvis Tripp were arrested by the Milledgeville Police Department. The package was confiscated and contained the following; 15.4 ounces of tobacco, four flip phones, four phone chargers, and 23 packs of Buglar rolling paper.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.