Allegations of Sex, Drugs Roil Baltimore Jail

Press of Atlantic City, June 5, 2013

Inmates often complain of idleness, but Tavon White apparently had no trouble keeping busy behind bars.

Investigators say the man nicknamed “Bulldog” impregnated four female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail while running a sophisticated criminal organization that smuggled in drugs and cell phones and employed guards as gang associates. A federal indictment charging White and two-dozen others in a contraband-smuggling conspiracy has offered an embarrassing glimpse into a jail where inmates stand accused of controlling the very officers hired to guard them.

Effects of the scandal have been widely felt, and state lawmakers plan to hold a hearing Thursday to discuss problems at the state-run jail.

The state prisons director has moved his office into the jail to offer closer oversight, the jail’s security director has been dismissed and top administrators there have undergone polygraph tests to determine what they knew about the criminal activity. Gov. Martin O’Malley, a potential Democratic presidential contender in 2016, announced a task force last week to fight corruption at the jail but has also been criticized by Republican lawmakers about the detention center’s conditions.

The indictment alleges widespread dysfunction at the Baltimore City Detention Center, a downtown jail that holds thousands of defendants awaiting trial or serving short sentences.

It accuses female corrections officers of using outside suppliers to sneak in drugs and cellphones, sometimes in their shoes or in food, to incarcerated members of the Black Guerilla Family, a gang formed in California’s San Quentin prison in the 1960s. The inmates in turn distributed the drugs to fellow detainees and used the contraband phones to arrange sexual encounters, spread the word about impending cell searches and conduct gang-related business with members on the streets, prosecutors say. They used reloadable, pre-paid debit cards to pay for their purchases, launder funds and transfer proceeds to gang members on the outside.


Prosecutors say the man at the center was White, a 36-year-old with a long rap sheet who was being held on an attempted murder charge. He ascended to a gang leadership position _ acquiring the title of “Bushman” soon after arriving several years ago, investigators say. He impregnated four female guards, one twice. Two had his name tattooed on their bodies.

“This is my jail, you understand that,” White told a friend in a January call recorded by investigators, court papers allege. {snip}


At least some of the jail guards seem to have reveled in their sexual relationships, acquiring money and status as high-level gang associates. Inmates posted graffiti on the wall listing corrections officers they said were willing to trade sex for money. Internal gang documents recovered by investigators reveal that members were instructed to target guards with insecurities and low self-esteem, authorities say.


“The indictment that came down makes us look like a third-world nation,” said Republican Del. Michael Smigiel, who recently toured the jail and called it a “kennel for humans.”


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  • Meekly Standard tried to turn this into a Yay Red Team issue:

    I’ll so never vote for Martin O’Malley for anything that the only way I ever cast a vote for him is if he’s the Democrat nominee and some non-white is the Republican nominee for President. But what’s going on at the Baltimore City Jail is not his fault, other than the fact that he advocates for diversity. The Baltimore City Jail fiasco is all race and affirmative action.

    Rep. Michael Smigiel said it “makes us look like a third world nation.” Well, that’s what you get when you have third world people.

    • The__Bobster

      MoM is an open-borders libtard of the first order, but since the state is full of gubmint workers, I can see how he got elected.

    • ATBOTL

      The point we have to drive home to conservatives is “you can’t have a first world country with third world demographics” and things to that effect.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      That’s right. The don’t have to be FROM the Third World. It’s not a nationality but rather a state of mind and /or a DNA phenomenon.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Racial issues aside, here’s a modest proposal: let’s try a new law that says male prisons can only have male c.o.’s and female prisons only female guards.

    At least it would lessen these cases of female guards having inmates’ kids and of female inmates being raped by male guards.

    Then again, the law might not survive the ACLU lawsuits.

    • Puggg

      When this story first broke, I used my doggy sense and figured that the jail wanted to hire all men, but being as it was in Baltimore, they wanted to hire blacks more than they wanted to hire men. But too many black men have disqualifying sheets, so they’re out. Therefore, since they think race is more important than sex, they wind up hiring mostly black women.

      That was later confirmed in subsequent news stories.

      • Stentorian_Commentator

        Good pug!

    • thurlow

      HIre lesbians, mean, tough lesbians.

    • Aspiring rapper

      Wait until the trannies get their lobbyists in the mix…

  • r j p

    First there should be women working in male holding areas, and no men working in female holding areas.
    What kind of clown shoes is someone wearing if they are sneaking in cell phones in them?
    Do marijuana and cocane take on distinct aromas when smuggled into jail in a rectum?
    What kind of a wildebeast “backs dat a// up” to to an jail cell?

    • Aspiring rapper

      “What kind of a guard “backs dat a// up” in to an jail cell?”

      And how large was dat a// in the first place? We are talking about Baltimore black women here.

  • JackKrak

    “The indictment that came down makes us look like a third-world nation,” said Republican Del. Michael Smigiel, who recently toured the jail and called it a “kennel for humans.”
    No, it’s the Third World people that make us look like a Third World nation.

    • LaShaniqua

      Baltimore, Maryland IS a 3rd World Nation, probably worse.

      • LaSantaHermandad

        I’ve been to the Inner Harbor several times. Most civilized people are avoiding it. There are always incidents occurring. There’s no place that can be enjoyed where there are Blacks. It’s a shame because it was a concept that isn’t a good fit when you’re dealing with the Mau Mau.
        If any decent Blacks are offended by this, too bad! You should be speaking out against the outrageous behavior of “Your people” instead of closing ranks with the lowest of the low.

    • Aspiring rapper

      I’d rather be locked in a white-run kennel than a black-run jail.

  • don cooper

    im white i was in bcdc for 3 months its well run i was treated well by black guards and inmates even though its 95 percent black but i expect the cowards at this site will delete my comment. whatever, cowardly moderators.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      Is this an argument for organized crime, that is, that because the criminals have to answer to a boss, there tends to be less random mayhem?

    • The__Bobster

      Way to ingratiate yourself with the mods……not!

    • thurlow

      Who’d you bend over for?

    • ncpride

      So? What does your post have to do with this story? It’s not about Whites being ‘mistreated’ by blacks, but rather the criminal activity going on there. Or are you trying to say these things never happened because you were ‘treated’ well? And btw, sounds like it was VERY well run by the criminals housed there.


      I’ll bet you were the belle of the ball too.

  • Rhialto

    I’ve noted how the Fed cops are becoming more and more involved in crimes that only state and local governments used to handle. In a few years the FBI will be issuing parking tickets, the charge: impeding interstate transportation.

    • The__Bobster

      Every day the federal government finds a new way to violate the 10th Amendment.

  • Flaxen-headed Strumpet

    “The indictment that came down makes us look like a third-world nation,”
    said Republican Del. Michael Smigiel, who recently toured the jail and
    called it a “kennel for humans.”

    I’m a dog, and I take offense to that Mr. Smigiel.

    • r j p

      Aren’t “kennels for humans” exactly what jails and prisons are supposed to be?

      • The__Bobster

        You don’t send a dog to a kennel for punishment.

  • Spartacus

    They should make this into a Cheerios commercial.

    • Aspiring rapper

      You win the thread! 😉

    • LaSantaHermandad

      I’m reasonably certain that those guards were all Black.

      • Spartacus

        At least one of them was white – the subject was covered by Vdare a couple of weeks ago.

  • Some Guy
  • The__Bobster

    Quite literally, the inmates are running the institution.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if one day some big shots visit the place and are taken hostage.

  • bigone4u

    Anywhere there are blacks there is “typical black behavior.” Such behavior includes illicit sex, drugs, and violence. You see it in jails and prisons, black churches, universities, government agencies, schools, hospitals, fast food restaurants, and wherever they congregate. If society would face reality, we would be better off for it.

    • r j p

      Come on ….. you can’t expect people to address the fact that multiple “down low” homosexuals at Rev’run Wright’s “Trinity United Church” ended up dead after involvement with BO and his cocaine habit.

      • bigone4u

        I was thinking of MLK’s hiring of white whores and his excited commentary while having sex. Was it something like, “I’m not a negro tonight!” Your example of Reverend Wrong’s “Church of the Divine Negro” is one of many examples of stuff going on in black churches. As to the dead bodies that follow Obama around, I guess the National Enquirer hasn’t backed off covering that angle.

  • jay11

    I thought ‘social justice’ activists said that the dropout to prison pipeline was a bad thing for young black men. At least some of them seem to be doing all right in there.

  • libertarian1234

    “The indictment that came down makes us look like a third-world nation.”
    All black areas are third world nations, and they’re comprised of people who are an enemy within our borders.

  • RHG

    Affirmitive Action in action.

  • Aspiring rapper

    He impregnated four female guards, one twice. Two had his name tattooed on their bodies.

    What is it with black females and non-married polygamy?! They seem to have no moral problems with sharing some thug with a bunch of other women. These women all worked together, so at least some of the pregnant women knew “dey man” was also knocking up the other females.

    A 2011 U of Michigan study proved that 60% of single black women with two or more kids have different fathers for their children. They actually have multiple baby daddies MORE OFTEN than having 2 kids with the same father!

    I really don’t understand – it’s so disgusting. Morals aside, isn’t it also a hygiene problem?!

    • IstvanIN

      Which, I believe, is why blacks continually devolve. They are all so closely related that way too much inbreeding is going on. An entire society of first cousins.

    • Bardon Kaldian

      Animalistic sexuality. No morals, no normal human possessiveness, no nothing … A missing link, you know …

  • KenelmDigby

    If you want to write a caricature of everything that is rotten with modern America – the sad pass to which the lefties have reduced the once mighty nation of pre-1965, (before the Kennedy/Johnson MLK ‘civil rights’ catastrophe), it is this.
    Where do you start?
    The obvious absurdity of female guards guarding dangerous, violent, manipulative men?
    The fact that sexual debauchery between ‘staff’ and inmates occurs at a ‘prison’ facility?
    The fact of the very worst copiously spreding their genes?
    A writer of the most dysfunctional, dystopian science fiction in the 1950s could not have come up with such an absurd, downright sick scenario even in his worst imagination.
    – Even the absurdity of Monty Python couldn’t come up with such nonsense.

  • Digitalis Purpurea

    How many of those contraband cells could have been Obamaphones?

    • LaSantaHermandad

      I’d wager that ALL of them were.

  • odious liberal

    Negroes being negroes. All negro controlled enterprises are like this.