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


1) On July 8, 2012, visitor Jodekay Smith was arrested by the Milledgeville Police Department after he was observed giving an inmate contraband during visitation at Riverbend Correctional Facility. Contraband consisted of a cell phone and watch

2) On July 15, 2012, visitor Stephen Williams was arrested near Smith State Prison for attempting to bring two (2) bundles wrapped in duct tape consisting of five (5) cell phones and tobacco. His driver, Kimble Hairston, admitted to dropping Williams off and was also arrested.


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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