As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 701 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On November 10, 2014 on the perimeter road of Rutledge State Prison, staff witnessed a suspect attempting to throw a package over the facilityâ€™s fence. Staff cautioned the suspect to stop, suspect halted and was searched by staff. Suspect did not have ID on his person but was alleged to be 16 years of age. Suspect stated that he was dropped off by his stepfather, Victor Melville, to throw the package, containing approximately two pounds of tobacco, over the facilityâ€™s fence. Stepfather, Victor Melville, along with passenger Carlton Eugene Parker, later arrived at the facility to pick up the suspect. Staff questioned Melville, and both Melville and Parker were arrested by the Muscogee County Sheriffâ€™s Department for the introduction of items prohibited by the Warden and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The minor is being charged with introduction of items prohibited by the Warden. Melvilleâ€™s vehicle was also towed off the state property by Muscogee County Sherriffâ€™s Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.