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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 729 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

  1. On April 4, 2015 at Wilcox State Prison, visitor Liquinciya Pressley was attempting to enter the facility when staff noticed a strong odor of marijuana on her person. Pressley consented to a search and staff found ten small balloons of marijuana (approximate weight unknown) hidden on her person. Visitor Liquinciya Pressley was arrested by the Abbeville Police Department.


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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