Je ne sais quoi. Some people have it. Some people don’t have it. Some people don’t even know what it is. Tavon aka “Tay” aka “Bulldog” White, an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center, allegedly had a lot of je ne sais quoi. Enough to impregnate four of the corrections officers assigned to guard him.
The Washington Post reports that thirteen female Maryland state prison guards (plus a number of incarcerated members of the Black Guerilla Family prison gang, and the gang's outside "suppliers") were indicted earlier this month on federal racketeering charges.
According to the mind-blowing indictment (which you can read in full here) the Black Guerilla Family ruled the detention center from behind bars by manipulating a network composed of inmates, corrupt guards, and outside associates. According to prosecutors, the gang's crimes included trafficking in controlled substances, bribery, extortion, money laundering, obstruction of justice, assault, robbery, murder, and witness retaliation. Gang leader White is said to have bragged about pulling in $16,000 in a "slow" month thanks to illegal dealings.
The most sensational sections of the documents, however, are those describing the relationships between leading gang members and female guards. Corrupt corrections are said to have been in bed with gang-affiliated inmates, trafficking contraband items (like cellphones and drugs) to the prisoners by hiding them in their underwear and hair.
They were also literally in bed with them.
According to the indictment, Tavon White fathered five children by four different guards between 2011 and 2012. Two of the women later had “Tavon” tattooed on their bodies (one her neck, the other on her wrist). One was given a diamond ring, and both were allowed to drive Mercedes Benzes belonging to White. A third woman was provided an Acura. No word on what the fourth woman got. Hopefully a hearty "Thank you."
Then there was this:
In one instance, prosecutors described Officer Jasmin Jones allegedly standing guard outside a closet while Officer Kimberly Dennis had sex with inmate Derius Duncan.
The Post reports that an affidavit for search warrants of the guards’ homes stated that the gang “strategically recruited female officers who they thought had ‘low self-esteem and insecurities.’”
So remember, ladies, just because the prisoner you are guarding because he was admitted to jail on attempted murder charges in 2009 gives you an Acura purchased with money garnered through illegal activities that you helped facilitate, doesn’t mean he loves you.
And if you end up in jail, you probably won't get to see him anyway.