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 735 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On May 8, 2015, at Calhoun State Prison, Officer Vershundra Curry was arrested in the parking lot by a joint task force to include the Calhoun County Sherriffâ€™s office. Curry was charged with conspiracy to enter Institution with prohibited items.
On May 9, 2015, at Wilcox State Prison, visitor Ivy Sams attempted to enter the facility when staff noticed a smell of marijuana on her person. The visitor consented to a search and staff found five balloons of marijuana (7 grams in total) on her person. Ivy Sams was arrested by the Wilcox 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.