Contraband Arrests at Georgia and Washington State Prisons

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 939 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On March 24, at Georgia State Prison, Correctional Officer Ryliegh Sims was turned over to the Office of Professional Standards for the introduction of contraband behind guard lines, and violation of oath by a public officer. On March 23, Officer Sims entered the facility, but was unable to be processed by the body scanner due to being pregnant. Officer Sims was asked for her consent to be searched. The following contraband was discovered on her person: a cell phone wrapped in black electrical tape and a black sock.

On March 20, at Washington State Prison, part-time warehouse clerk Nykierra Reynolds was arrested by Washington County Sheriff’s Department for crossing guard lines with drugs, and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. At 8AM, Reynolds entered the front bunker, but was unable to clear the metal detector. After consenting to a search, the following contraband was discovered on her person: 03 vacuum sealed packages containing marijuana.


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