As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 763 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On August 15, 2015 at Washington State Prison, a GDC canine alerted on a vehicle parked in the visitor parking lot. The vehicle, which was driven by visitors Lagena Faye Odom and Jeffery Allen Odom, was subsequently searched, and a pill bottle containing marijuana and two loose pills were discovered. Washington County Sheriffâ€™s Department arrested Lagena Faye Odom and Jeffery Allen Odom.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.