As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 718 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On February 14, 2015 at Central State Prison, visitor Joann Smith entered the facility and attempted to clear the metal detector. The detector alerted and after visitor Smith consented to a search, a piece of paper was observed sticking out from her waistband. A bag containing approximately three ounces of chewing tobacco was discovered in the front of her pants. Visitor Smith was arrested by Bibb County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.