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 720 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

  1. On February 21, 2015 at Johnson State Prison, staff observed visitors Shadovia Mitchell and Michael Lee attempting to pass an unknown item to an inmate. The visit was terminated and staff discovered the item to be two bundles of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), approximately 1.25 ounces, wrapped in electrical tape. Visitors Shadovia Mitchell and Michael Lee were arrested by Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.

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