This sounds like the plot of a TV series like Oz or The Wire. It seems too bizarre to be true, but you know what they say about truth and fiction…Tavon “Bulldog” White, commander of the Black Guerrilla Family gang, was easily able to run illegal operations while serving a 20-year attempted-murder sentence in the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Tavon and his crew sold drugs, marijuana, cell phones, weapons, and contraband including vodka, champagne, and shrimp. They raked in up to $16,000 per month.
So how did this go on under the noses of all the guards? Well… some of the women were coerced with sex and sweet-talk, and the male ones were paid off in cash and contraband.
Thirteen corrupt female corrections officers were caught in a sting operation for taking bribes and acting as lookouts, while four of them actually had children by Tavon.
These are the baby mamas:
- Tiffany Linder, 28, was eight months pregnant when she stood trial. She was accused of tipping off her man to a shakedown in the jail.
- Chania Brooks, 28, drove a Mercedes Benz courtesy of Tavon’s outside connections.
- Katera Stevenson, 27, also drove a Benz provided by the sweet-talking gang leader.
- Jennifer Owens, 33, had Tavon’s name tattooed on her neck and gave birth to not one, but two of his babies.
Tavon White was charged in the plot to smuggle the contraband, along with the prison guards, six of his fellow inmates and five others with gang ties who operated outside the jails.