On Sunday, August 21, 2011, Valerie Fielder was arrested at Ware State Prison in Waycross. She was at the facility to visit an inmate when her vehicle was searched and officers found evidence of illegal activities by inmates. Fielder also produced a cell phone hidden in her possession. She is currently on parole.

The Department of Corrections is committed to identifying and pursuing prosecution of those persons who attempt to introduce contraband into state facilities.