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Contraband Arrests at GDC Facilities

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 698 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.​

1.On November 2, 2014 at Valdosta State Prison, visitor Jackie Rose attempted to enter the facility when staff discovered two M&M bags full of tobacco (approximately one ounce) on her person. Visitor Rose was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.


The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.

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