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  • BRPD arrest man accused of contraband smuggling

    June 2, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement said they arrested a man accused of attempting to bring stolen goods to an inmate in EBR Parish Prison. Police arrested 44-year-old Terry Wright on suspicion of entering contraband into a penal institution on Sunday. Police said a patrolling officer on Airline Hwy.... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish battling jail contraband Play Video

    March 21, 2014 4:38 PM

    AMITE - Law enforcement in Tangipahoa Parish is on the lookout for someone leaving cell phones and drugs stashed behind the parish jail. Amite City Police got a tip Tuesday and found a stash of $7,000 worth of prison contraband along a jail fence. Officers found a pound of... more »
  • Sex, drugs and contraband

    June 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND- An unfolding scandal with allegations of sex, drugs and access to contraband cell phones surrounds a jail in downtown Baltimore. It has led to an indictment charging 25 prisoners, corrections officers and outside suppliers with a contraband conspiracy. The indictment says one prisoner impregnated four female corrections... more »
  • Five arrested for breaking into prison Play Video

    January 12, 2012 6:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Investigators arrested five people they said were trying to smuggle drugs, cell phones and tobacco into Livingston Parish Prison by cutting a hole in a fence and throwing the packages on top of a mesh-type fencing above the exercise yard. Deputies arrested 40-year-old Lucretia Simmonswhite, 17-year-old Haley... more »
  • Lil Boosie faces new charges

    July 15, 2011 4:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge rapper, Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch was indicted Thursday and is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a second state prison. The 28-year-old rapper is accused of trying to get codeine into the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Hatch, who is serving time on... more »
  • Angola officers arrested for contraband

    May 7, 2011 9:48 AM

    ANGOLA, La.- Two Louisiana State Penitentiary sergeants are accused of bringing contraband into the prison. Warden Burl Cain says it's frustrating to deal with corrupt officials while preparing for a record-setting crest on the adjacent Mississippi River. A statement from the prison said Sergeants Carlton Bailey and Autry... more »
  • LSP guard accused of contraband

    March 4, 2011 11:15 AM

    ANGOLA - A security officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary has been accused of trying to bring marijuana and alcohol into the prison. West Felciana Parish sheriff's Maj. Archer Lee says 21-year-old Darius Montgomery, of Woodville, Miss., was arrested after contraband was found late Wednesday. Lee described the... more »
  • Suspect in ongoing investigation turns herself in

    June 18, 2010 2:06 PM

    A suspect in an ongoing investigation into recent murders and other serious crimes in the area turned herself in to police earlier today. 25-year-old Walnita Decuir surrendered to police and was accompanied by her attorney. Decuir has been taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to be booked on... more »
  • Jail trusty accused of smuggling contraband

    June 9, 2010 6:30 AM

    Rapides Parish authorities accuse a jail trusty of using his prosthetic leg to smuggle contraband into the jail. Joe Lewis Jr. was arrested and charged with introduction of contraband into a penal institution and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Deputies say during a routine check of trusties coming back... more »
  • Man arrested for bringing contraband into jail

    May 26, 2010 8:38 AM

    A man suspected of bringing contraband into a jail has been arrested by the Richwood Police Department. Darius Fuller of Alexandria was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center Monday night accused of introduction of contraband into a penal facility. Police say the Richwood Correctional Center's warden says Fuller had brought contraband... more »
  • Bill expands definition of contraband telecommunications

    April 20, 2010 10:56 AM

    A bill that would add items to the list of contraband telecommunications equipment in jails has moved forward out of House Criminal Justice Committee. Rep. Damon Baldone authored the bill. Right now, the law prohibits inmates from carrying cell phones, GPS equipment and beepers. The bill would add memory... more »

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