As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 703 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On November 22, 2014 at Autry State Prison, K-9 alerted on visitor Miranda Carter. Visitor Carter was searched and a small, undetermined amount of marijuana was found inside a metal grinder can inside of her purse. Visitor Carter was arrested by the Mitchell County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
On November 22, 2014 at Johnson State Prison, K-9 alerted on a vehicle driven by visitor Toni Hill. Visitor Hill was searched and approximately four grams of marijuana was found inside of her purse. Visitor Hill was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.