Amazing infographic: Life inside Baltimore’s jails …

From the you can’t make this stuff up file …

There’s a notorious gang – the Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) —  that is, one could say, well represent in the Baltimore prison population.

Well, court documents have been filed in a massive racketeering case accusing 13 female corrections officers of colluding with the BGF — seven male inmates and several outside gang members.

Colluding may be a gross understatement.

Corrections officers allegedly smuggled  contraband such as cellphones, drugs, and weapons to BGFers, and turned a blind eye on the BGF leaders running the outside gang from prison.

You know, garden variety collusion between guards and prisoners.

But, it turns out that several of the guards are also accused of being literally “in bed” with the BGF inmates.

Four of the officers became pregnant with prison gang leader Tavon White’s baby.

One of them got pregnant twice.

Say, what?

The web of relationships got sufficiently complicated that the Baltimore Sun developed an extraordinary infographic.

Don’t squint, below I’ll walk you through it and give you the link.


OK, here’s a key to the info graphic …

The rings are sequenced by power level.

In the middle is gang leader Tavon White – the guy who apparently runs the prison.

Then come a ring for other inmates in the power structure.

The guards are in the 3rd ring.

All indicted players – guards and prisoners – are shown with color coded dots.

Red dots indicate dealing in contraband.

Ah, but the green dots … they indicate:


I don’t know about you, but that’s an infographic first for me.

I clicked on J. Owen’s green dot and struck pay dirt.


She’s the guard accused of having not one, but two babies with the prisoner in the middle of the rings.

Get the picture?

If you want to try your luck on the infographic, here’s the link.

click to view infographic


Again, you just can’t make this stuff up …

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