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Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.
“The FBI will continue to work with its state partners, to include the Georgia Department of Corrections, in addressing the many unique challenges facing correctional facilities and those that work within them”.
Rising tensions between gangs have prompted fights, the department says. Under such circumstances, lockdowns are a common tool, says Richard Lichton, a national expert on police practices.
The Madison Police Department confirmed to 13WMAZ's Atlanta station - WXIA-TV - that there was a "heavy police presence" on Cox Road in the city of Madison.
“Criminals who are able to operate inside correctional facilities and conduct this level of criminal activity are a direct threat to the safety of the public. Attorney Horn, the charges and other information presented in court: As alleged in the indictments, the wide-ranging conspiracy involved GDOC employees at Phillips and Valdosta State Prisons who helped smuggle cell phones and other contraband to inmates in exchange for bribe payments.
This official website lets family members, attorneys and clergy of inmates arrange video visitations from the comfort of their own home or office.According to the indictment, the charged GDOC employees allegedly helped smuggle methamphetamine, prescription pain medication, marijuana, liquor, tobacco, and take-out food into the prisons.At times, the inmates even bragged about watching streaming movies while in solitary confinement.NOTE: Select facility from drop-down menu.6-23-2014 REMOVED FROM SERVICE OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE.PLEASE USE THE CONTACT FORM AT BLACK BOOK ONLINE IF YOU KNOW OF AN UPDATE.