As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 586 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
1) On November 11, 2013 at Calhoun State Prison, visitor Tracey Jones went to the bathroom and when she returned to the visitation room a Lieutenant noticed there was something in her mouth. Visitor Jones was search and a dime sized plastic bag containing marijuana and a quarter size bag containing tobacco was found in her mouth. A search of her vehicle was conducted and officers found nine methadone pills and a crack pipe. Calhoun County Sheriff's Office arrested visitor Tracey Jones.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.