March 20, 2023

Contraband Arrest at Rogers State Prison

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1,987 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On March 13, Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on a vehicle, driven by civilian Destiny Shepard, parked in front of the nursery on Rogers State Prison (SP) Farm. At the same time, a GDC K9 Officer established a track of another civilian, Jamal Benjamin, in a wooded area on nearby GDC property and discovered contraband on the trail. Both civilians were taken into custody and transported by Tattnall County Sheriff’s Office.