Four female correction officers were impregnated by the reported leader of a Maryland prison gang, which used a network of female prison guards to help launder money, run drugs and smuggle contraband into state detention facilities, according to a federal indictment.
One of the guards was twice impregnated by Tavon White, identified in court papers as the alleged leader of the Black Guerilla Family.
Two of the female correction officers tattooed “Tavon” on their bodies, one on her neck and another on the wrist, according to the indictment.
In one incident, one guard kept watch over a closet, in which White and another guard had sex, according to authorities.
Thirteen female and two male prison guards are facing federal corruption charges following a months long investigation into corruption and conspiracy at Maryland’s correctional facilities.
The indictment portrays a prison system run by inmates, including members of the Black Guerilla Family gang…
A total of 15 guards, seven inmates and five gang members were indicted in the conspiracy, according to the FBI. [I’d like to see a racial breakdown of the 15 guards – LM.]
Slate has some interesting background info on Baltimore’s jails, but in typical Slate-fashion determines the cause of BGF’s takeover of Baltimore jails to be…. overcrowding.
The Wikipedia entry for the Black Guerilla Family notes:
The Black Guerrilla Family (also known as the Black Family or the Black Vanguard) is a prison and street gang founded in 1966 by George Jackson and W.L. Nolen while they were incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco.
Inspired by Marcus Garvey principles, the Black Guerrilla Family was characterized as an ideologically based African-American Marxist revolutionary organization composed of prisoners. It was founded with the stated goals of eradicating racism, maintaining dignity in prison, and overthrowing the United States government.
Black ethnocentrism merged with vulgar Marxism.
That’s a first.