As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 2,004 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.
On Sunday June 11 at Washington State Prison, two individuals were seen running from the perimeter fence into the woods. GDC K9 sergeants were deployed and tracked civilians Dequevionne Dawkins Kaylen Deangelo, and driver Tyquavian Ekong. They found contraband that contained cell phones, marijuana, and tobacco. Deangelo, Dequevionne and Tyquavian were all arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail.