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 April, 2015:
Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Barbara Spencer was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (60 suboxone strips.)
Bledsoe County Correctional Complex visitor Jedidiah Hoskins was arrested by the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (2 oxycodone pills.)
Northeast Correctional Complex Correctional Officer Marshall Crank was arrested by the Johnson City Sheriff's Department and charged with possession of marijuana.
August, 2013 (no arrests)
November, 2012 (no arrests)