As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 683 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
Visitor Pamela J. Johnson arrived at Autry State Prison to visit an inmate. A GDC K-9 alerted on her vehicle and a subsequent search of her vehicle revealed less than an ounce of marijuana in her purse, several green dot cards and a cell phone. Ms. Johnson was arrested by the Mitchell 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.