Top 10 contraband items of 2013


If there’s one thing that’ll never change in prisons, it’s that inmates will always be sneaking in contraband. We dug through our archives to bring you our top ten picks of contraband items that you should be keeping an eye out for in 2014.


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A proper search is key to locating contraband, but some places are less obvious than others. After a drug dog notified officers that a woman sitting in a parking lot needed to be searched, officers took her into custody. She kept repeating that she needed to go to the bathroom, and officers quickly discovered the reason why – she had a gun lodged in her vagina and a bag of meth in her buttocks. Always be thorough?

This is a new one that officers might be seeing more of in the year to come – drones dropping contraband surreptitiously into prison yards. One Georgia facility caught one of the flying robots dropping marijuana, and followed it back to the culprits, who weren’t far outside of the prison. Guess it would have behooved them to fly the remote-controlled helicopter a little further away.

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