Contraband control tips for Valentine’s Day

While contraband control is a year-round endeavor, facilities can see a spike in trading of illicit goods over the Valentine’s Day holiday


To the average person, Valentine’s Day means chocolate, cherubs, flowers and romance. To the corrections professional, this holiday can be the gateway to disorder and danger in correctional facilities requiring coordinated contraband control.

Visits and mail may increase in February because of the holiday. Certainly not all mail and visits are necessarily dangerous. Still, staff might still find an increase in the following contraband items around mid-February:

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