The month of July has been a busy one so far for Georgia State Prison facilities in the area of contraband control.
Incidents on July 8, July 13, and July 15 all led to the arrests of three women who allegedly passed, or attempted to pass unauthorized items to inmates at various Georgia Department of Corrections run facilities around the state.
Below is a full statement from the Georgia Department of Corrections:
Contraband Arrests at Multiple Facilities
**MORE THAN 786 CIVILIANS AND 187 STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED TO DATE FOR ATTEMPTING TO INTRODUCE CONTRABAND INTO GDC FACILITIES.**
On July 8, 2015, at Rogers State Prison, an unknown vehicle was observed in the drive of the prison’s Motor Maintenance facility. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Alisha Wilson, was seen handing a package from the window to an unknown inmate. A search was conducted of the work site and 70 packages of tobacco, 6 cell phones with chargers, 3 lighters, 3 rolls of black electrical tape, 1 Casio wrist watch, and 8 packages of suspected marijuana were found. Wilson was arrested by local law enforcement.
On July 13, 2015, at Ware State Prison, a white Cadillac was seen driving in the area. Two women 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.