Federal authorities charge that Tavon White (left), an inmate known as “Bulldog,” took control of the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore City Detention Center soon after his arrival in 2009 on an attempted-murder charge. Fellow inmate Derius Duncan (right) was a trusted lieutenant, according to the FBI. (Handout photos / Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County police departments)
If you think the drug cartels in Mexico are the only ones running prisons, think again, it’s happening here in the United States, right in Maryland.
Bill O’Reilly, host of The O’Reilly Factor, discussed the unbelievable corruption in one Baltimore prison last week.
O’Reilly wants Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gary D. Maynard, fired over it. O’Reilly will stick with the story of prison corruption and extremely poor oversight until something is done.
One of the violent inmates, Travon White, has been running a sex and drug ring out of the Baltimore Detention Center while awaiting trial for racketeering and attempted murder in the Center for four years. His quick and speedy trial hasn’t happened in four years.
Travon, nicknamed the Bulldog, ran the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang in the prison and has impregnated 4 guards five times at about the same time. One of his guards tattooed his name on her neck. He bought them cars and jewels which he was able to purchase from his illicit dealings inside the jail.
A total of 25 federal indictments have been handed down to include 13 corrections guards, another inmate and others associated with the prison.
Police risk their lives to capture these gang leaders and here you have government employees empowering them in jail.
A 2009 investigation showed the BGF has a large presence in many of the correctional centers around the state.
What is really unbelievable is that the prison chief, Maynard, still has his job. Not only has he kept his job, he is being described by local papers as a tough, capable administrator.
Maynard said the blame is “totally on me.” He is correct about that at least.
We have become a society which only needs an apology or admission of guilt from people to allow the incompetence to continue. It’s forgiveness to the point of stupidity.
Maynard is 70 and is vowing to continue in his job. He wants to fix the mess that occurred under his administration. Governor O’Malley has confidence in him. Why he does, I have no idea.
Under Maynard’s tenure there have been other scandals and prison deaths have risen. The federal indictment points to poor oversight.
Governor Martin O’Malley is responsible and in charge of Gary Maynard. O’Malley should stop worrying about taxing things like the rain and worry about his prison system.
Read the Baltimore Sun for the unbelievable story:
…With White as its alleged leader behind the jail’s walls, the gang dealt marijuana, cigarettes, pain killers and cell phones that it smuggled in with help from corrections officers, several of whom were having sex with gang members, according to a federal indictment unsealed last week.
The gang’s so-called “Minister of Finance” also collected dues from members and levies from non-member inmates, funneling money to gang leaders on the outside, the indictment alleges…keep reading