As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 749 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On July 13, 2015, at Washington State Prison, a white Cadillac was seen driving in the area. Two women, later identified as Courtney Monique Carter and Brittney Nicole McKie,exited the vehicle, and were observed by running in an unauthorized area near the prison perimeter. Davisboro Police arrested the women and during the search of their vehicle, 2 minor children, a small amount of marijuana and two empty cell phone boxes were recovered.
- On July 15, 2015, at Wilcox State Prison, visitor Kimberly Cotton was found to have in her possession 3 grams of marijuana and 5 ecstasy pills. She 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.