As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 615 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
1) On January 28, 2014, Food Service Supervisor Shirley Gail Lane entered the front entrance and could not clear the metal detector. A search was conducted and officers found 14.5 ounces of tobacco hidden on her person. A search of her car revealed a total of three cell phones and several green dot cards. Food Service Supervisor Lane was arrested by the Tattnall County Sheriff's Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.