The introduction of contraband into state prisons is a serious violation of state law and will not be tolerated by the Tennessee Department of Correction. Visiting inmates in state prisons is a privilege. Visitors who abuse this privilege by bringing or attempting to bring contraband inside our facilities will be prosecuted. Employees discovered introducing contraband into state prisons face termination and criminal prosecution for violating the laws they have sworn to uphold.
The following is a list of contraband arrests in April, 2013:
South Central Correctional Facility visitor Jennifer Herndon was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (4 grams of marijuana, 1 verizon samsung cell phone.)
South Central Correctional Facility visitor Shantel Lopez was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (11 grams of marijuana.)
Northeast Correctional Complex visitor Donovan McKinnie was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff's Department and charged with possession of schedule VI and introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2.5 ounces of marijuana.)
November, 2012 (no arrests)