As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 573 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
1) On October 7, 2013 at Telfair State Prison, an alarm was triggered and a juvenile was apprehended by the Telfair County Sheriffâ€™s Office near the firing range. The juvenile had a canvas bag which contained 11 cell phones with chargers, five packs of tobacco with rolling papers and a small package of marijuana. The vehicle that dropped off the juvenile was located by the Telfair County Sheriffâ€™s Office and civilians Anthony Neely, William Sulton White and Desmond Tucker were arrested.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.