As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 709 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On December 30, 2014 at Autry State Prison, Officer Johnesha Florence entered the front entry late for a 2nd shift briefing. Officer Florence had a strong odor of marijuana on her person. Officer Florence was searched and staff discovered six individually wrapped bundles of marijuana (approximately 6.8 ounces) on her person. Officer Johnesha Florence 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.