COUNCIL CHRONICLE – Because there’s never a dull day when you’re a correctional officer, we give you the story of a man working at the Emmanuel County State Penitentiary who stumbled upon a veritable treasure. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office recalled the incident in a Facebook post.
Correctional Officer Says Inmates Can Use Any Object for Contraband
The correctional officer involved in the recent shake-down did not want to reveal his name, but he did mention working for the Emmanuel County State Pen, women-only detention center.
As the officer reveals, last week, a new inmate was booked into the prison. The man said that it’s standard procedure to search inmate upon arrival. This also includes a cavity search.
While conducting the said operation, the correctional officer found several objects shoved inside the inmate’s “birth canal.” He said that the unnamed inmate wanted to get past the checkpoint with seven pairs of tweezers, a whole bag of bobby pins, pens, and a couple of pencils.
The items were, of course, taken away, but not before the prison officials snapped a couple of pictures to prove that where’s a will, there’s always a way.
As you would expect, the picture ended up on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. It didn’t take commenters long to start asking questions about the bounty.
Interestingly enough, the individual who posted the story answered each and every question. Probably one of the most popular was about contraband.
The Sheriff’s Office answered that the items the female inmate smuggled could be used in all sorts of way. For example, bobby pins can be bent to open handcuffs locks, while pencil lead can be mixed with water or spit to make tattoos. The Sheriff’s Office said that pencils are some of the most smuggled object, as prison has a strict no-stabbing policy.
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