As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 409 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
1) On October 21, 2012, Visitor Candice Hicks visited an inmate at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison. An officer noticed that Visitor Hicks coming from the designated employee smoking area. The officer searched the area and found a brown paper bag containing about an ounce of marijuana. Visitor Hicks was arrested and transported to the Butts County Jail.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.