As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 528 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
1) On July 4, 2013 at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, an officer retrieved two potato chip bags from visitor Charity Gary who was visiting an inmate. In each bag, officers found marijuana, totaling up to two ounces. Visitor Charity Gary and her mother Debra Gary were arrested by the Butts County Sheriff Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.