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CONTRABAND ARRESTS

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 offenders 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.

 

Letter from Commissioner Schofield dated May 24, 2013


The following is a list of contraband arrests in January, 2015:

January 23, 2015

Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Janice Pearson was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations & Compliance and the Morgan County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (17.8 grams tobacco, 21.1 grams marijuana and 3.5 grams cocaine.)

January 23, 2015

South Central Correctional Facility Work Program Facilitator Brent McFall was arrested by the Clifton City Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 17, 2015

Hardeman County Correctional Facility visitor Chelsey Lane was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with simple possession (less than 1 gram marijuana.)

January 7, 2015

Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Ernest Williams was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.

January 3, 2015

Hardeman County Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Larry Jamison was arrested by the Whiteville Police Department and charged with conveyance of contraband into a correctional facility.

January 2, 2015

Tennessee Prison for Women Correctional Officer Dustin Carmon was arrested by the Nashville Metro Police Department and charged with possession X2 and paraphernalia.

Additional Arrests