ga state flag An official website of the State of Georgia government

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

  1. On May 31, 2015, at Valdosta State Prison, visitor Marie Berrien attempted to enter the facility when staff noticed a bulge around her waist area. Berrien was instructed to turn over what she was trying to conceal. Berrien turned over six small, taped bundles that contained contraband. Marie Berrien was arrested by the Lowndes 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.

More Info

Copyright ©2017 All Rights Reserved

Home | About GDC | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Partner Agency Links | Report Offender Social Activity | GBI Human Trafficking Notice | Accessibility

Official Georgia Gov Website
Official Website of the State of Georgia

eVerify ID #41699, Authorized June 28, 2007