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Contraband Arrests at Calhoun, Rogers, Dodge, and Augusta State Medical Prisons

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 789 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
  1. On December 16, at Calhoun State Prison, Civilian Contractor Corey Adams attempted to clear the portal entrance security checkpoint when a metal object that resembled a cellular phone was detected on the x-ray machine by security staff inside of his sandwich. The contractor agreed to allow his food to be searched and the cellphone was found inside of the sandwich. A search of his car was also conducted, and three additional cell phones and a shotgun were found. Adams was arrested by Calhoun County Sheriff's Department.
  2. On December 18, at Augusta State Medical Prison, Richmond County Sheriff Office arrested Maintenance Craftsman George Smith, after an investigation revealed that he was providing contraband to inmates.  
  3. On December 20, at Rogers State Prison, visitors Shametra Tate and Jacqueline Thomas entered the Rogers State Prison perimeter. A random search of their vehicle was conducted and 24 packs of Bugler tobacco, and one roll of electrical tape were found. Tattnall County Sheriff’s Department arrested visitors Tate and Thomas.  
  4. On December 20, at Dodge State Prison, visitor Markesha Forte was seen passing contraband to an inmate. A small balloon of marijuana was confiscated and Forte was arrested by Dodge 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.

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