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.
The following is a list of contraband arrests in December, 2014:
West Tennessee State Penitentiary Correctional Officer Corey Smith was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigations and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and schedule VI w/intent to distribute.
West Tennessee State Penitentiary Food Steward Lee Alice Barbee was arrested by the TDOC Office of Investigation and Compliance and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility.
South Central Correctional Facility Correctional Officer Marsha Briggs was arrested by the Clifton Police Department and charged with possession and introduction of contraband into a penal facility.
August, 2013 (no arrests)
November, 2012 (no arrests)