As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 774 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
- On November 11, at Augusta State Medical Prison, visitor Tyra Harrison was observed passing contraband to an inmate during visitation. A search of the inmate was conducted and tobacco wrapped in a small plastic bag was found in his shoe. Visitor Harrison was arrested by Richmond County Sheriff’s Department.
The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.