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Alabama Department of Corrections conducts joint operation targeting contraband
By newsaegis.com
Published: 03/01/2019

SPRINGVILLE- The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced today that prison officials are conducting a joint operation with multiple law enforcement agencies in an effort to find and remove illegal contraband from the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville. The operation, which began Thursday morning, is targeting all forms of contraband, ranging from drugs and illegal cell phones to makeshift weapons.

For several weeks, ADOC's Investigations and Intelligence Division has planned the operation with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Emergency Management Agency, Department of Transportation, St. Clair and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Pell City and Odenville Police Departments. More than 300 law enforcement officials are assisting the ADOC in a comprehensive search of contraband inside the facility's housing, training and work areas to include the prison grounds.

ADOC is leveraging all available resources by partnering with other agencies to confront the contraband problem that directly impacts the level of violence and criminal activity inside state prisons.

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