Smuggling drugs inside prison
AUS union representing correctional officers calls the discovery of hundreds of pills inside a prison a “major security breach.” AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Danny Homan called on the Iowa Department of Corrections to release more information about the breach, accusing administrators of keeping key details from the public.
State officials said 300 to 400 capsules containing an unknown substance were discovered inside the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City.
Homan said that cell phones and chargers were also discovered – a fact that department spokesman Fred Scaletta refused to con- firm or deny. Homan said that phones were the “worst kind of contraband” because they allow inmates to communicate with people outside the prison.
Homan said he believes one or more members of the public were able to smuggle in the contraband “because of the lack of staffing and appropriate staff training.”