Contraband crackdown working for DepCor - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Contraband crackdown working for DepCor

Posted: Updated:

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Department of Corrections Director J.B. Palacios says he has not been notified of any contraband in his facility since the agency began its daily inspections last month. Palacios says their K-9 units walk through both the Mangilao and Hagatna facilities, conducting perimeter inspections. He says other inspections are done as well, and that the contraband problem hasn't been occurring since implementing a ban on visitors bringing in electronic devices.

"As far as just the general inspection, Public Health comes up their once every two weeks and they do our sanitation inspections, so where very good and were very confident and its one of the cleanest, safest places that you could be in right now," the director said.

Just this year officials found a couple cell phones and a wireless modem inside the facility. Officers were informed of the devices after an inmate posted pictures of himself on Facebook.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Police searching for man in connection to domestic violence complaints

    Police searching for man in connection to domestic violence complaints

    If you’ve seen this man you are urged to contact the Guam Police Department. Police spokesperson Paul Tapao says 34-year-old Uruk Ludwig is wanted for questioning in connection to domestic violence complaints. Ludwig has a tattoo on the left and rigMore >>
    If you’ve seen this man you are urged to contact the Guam Police Department. Police spokesperson Paul Tapao says 34-year-old Uruk Ludwig is wanted for questioning in connection to domestic violence complaints. Ludwig has a tattoo on the left and rigMore >>
  • DeNorcey ready to lead Public Health

    DeNorcey ready to lead Public Health

    Linda Unpingco DeNorcey says she is committed and ready to serve as the Director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services. DeNorcey appeared before the Legislature’s Committee on Health on Monday morning for her confirmation hearing. S

    More >>

    Linda Unpingco DeNorcey says she is committed and ready to serve as the Director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services. DeNorcey appeared before the Legislature’s Committee on Health on Monday morning for her confirmation hearing. S

    More >>
  • Johnny Aguon found guilty of sexual abuse

    Johnny Aguon found guilty of sexual abuse

    Johnny Lujan Aguon faces up to life in prison for sexually abusing a female starting at the age of five. Aguon was found guilty on Monday of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a First Degree Felony, Attempted First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as aMore >>
    Johnny Lujan Aguon faces up to life in prison for sexually abusing a female starting at the age of five. Aguon was found guilty on Monday of First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a First Degree Felony, Attempted First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as aMore >>
Powered by Frankly