As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 708 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On December 27, 2014 at Autry State Prison, K-9 alerted on a visitorâ€™s vehicle. The vehicle was searched and two packs of Cigarillos (one pack containing an undetermined amount of marijuana), and one glass pipe was discovered in the trunk. The contraband belonged to passenger of the vehicle, Alicia Stephenson. Stephenson admitted the items were hers and she was arrested by the Mitchell 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.