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Contraband Arrests at Multiple State Prisons

As of July 2010, The GDC Office of Professional Standards, in conjunction with local & federal law enforcement partners, have investigated or arrested approximately 1,412 staff and civilians for introducing contraband into prisons throughout the state.

On June 8 at Whitworth Women’s Facility, Lieutenant Shonda Risner was in possession of items that were not approved by the Warden. She was arrested by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 13 at Johnson State Prison, civilian Nigel Brown was discovered outside the facility’s warehouse. He was found with bundles of tobacco wrapped in black tape. Nigel Brown and his driver Jeremy Thigpen were both arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff’s department. 



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