As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1.352 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On September 13 at Hancock State Prison, Parolee Shamarcus Carr and Civilian Melvin Jackson were discovered near the facility’s wood line. The following contraband was confiscated: methamphetamine, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Alprazolam pills, Oxycodone pills, cellphones, chargers, tobacco, and marijuana. During a further search of the area, the driver Zaria Cummings, who dropped the two suspects off was located. All three suspects were arrested and transported to the Hancock County Jail.