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


1) On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, Yugan Holden and Edward Golden were arrested by the Telfair County Sheriff's Department after they were observed throwing contraband over a perimeter fence at Telfair State Prison in Helena. Authorities recovered the following contraband: nine cell phones, seven chargers, six packs of rolling papers and five pounds of tobacco.

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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