Eric Tucker for the Associated Press has an update to an older story involving
a gang leader operating from inside the Baltimore City Detention Center.
He is alleged to have said: “This is my jail,” in connection to the numerous activities he is said to have been
involved in during his time behind bars, including getting four female
There’s a hearing today that has resurrected this story, given what
Tucker describes as the embarrassing nature of a situation where the men
behind bars are controlling the guards who are supposed to be guarding them.
It’s “widespread dysfunction,” apparently, at the center
in downtown Baltimore, where there are thousands of people jailed after
having been arrested and waiting for trial, or who are serving short-term
This dysfunction has earned Gov. Martin O’Malley some heat from Republicans
(O’Malley is a possible 2016 presidential candidate, according to
Tucker), a dysfunction which apparently allowed the gang leader, Tavon
White, to not only have sex with the guards but to
smuggle drugs and mobile phones and put the guards to work on behalf of the gang.
Source: Sex, drugs and cellphones: Criminal indictment exposes major problems
at Baltimore jail