Dozens of Current & Former Georgia Prison Guards Arrested – Charged with Bribery & Drug Trafficking


A raid on several prisons in Georgia had resulted in dozens of arrests. Of those arrests, over 40 current and former corrections officers were indicted on federal charges of taking bribes and drug trafficking. Others were also arrested. A total of 49 in all were arrested.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections Office of Professional Standards director, after five officers were arrested by the FBI, the feds began running their own undercover operation, which led to indictments.

The indictments revealed “staggering corruption within Georgia Department of Corrections institutions,” said John Horn, the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

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On Thursday, officers entered the prisons in a raid for drugs, cell phones, weapons and other items.

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“Allegations range, of course, from smuggling in contraband to our inmates here, but also using their official capacity as officers to protect what they believe to be drug transactions and drug shipments traveling through Georgia,” Ricky Myrick, director of the Office of Investigations and Compliance at the Department of Corrections, told WSBTV.

Nine prisons in Georgia were raided in what is possibly one of the biggest corruption busts, if not the biggest, in Georgia history.

The prisons involved in the sting include:

  • Hancock State Prison (Sparta, Ga.)
  • Riverbend Correctional Facility (Sparta, Ga.)
  • Pulaski State Prison (Hawskinsville, Ga.)
  • Baldwin State Prison (Milledgeville, Ga.)
  • Dooley State Prison (Unadila, Ga.)
  • Phillips State Prison (Buford. Ga.)
  • Dodge State Prison (Chester, Ga.)
  • Autry State Prison (Unadila, Ga.)
  • Macon State Prison (Oglethorpe, Ga.)

“It is truly troubling that so many corrections officers from across the state of Georgia could be so willing to sell their oath, sell their badges for personal profit to benefit and protect purported drug transactions — drug dealers,” said Horn. “They not only betrayed the institutions that they were sworn to protect, but they betrayed the trust and faith of thousands of honest corrections officers who upload the values of their jobs every day.”

Since September, nearly 130 people have been indicted, according to FOX News.

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