Ga. Corrections Workers Indicted For Drug Smuggling, Bribery

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Share Almost a dozen Georgia Department of Corrections employees and more than 30 former DOC workers have  been indicted in connection with drug-smuggling operations that included nine Georgia prisons. That is according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta.The federal indictments announced Thursday are a corollary to those announced last month that outlined prisoners’ use of cellphones to traffic cocaine and methamphetamine. This brings the total number of people charged in the operation to nearly 130.Most of the defendants are making their first appearances in federal court Thursday morning.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says corrections officers believed they were protecting the drug smugglers – and were taking bribes to do so — but were actually being targeted by an undercover operation.Phillips State Prison in Gwinnett County is one of the nine involved as is Riverbend Correctional Facility in Milledgeville, which is run by a private contractor. Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more