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  • Feds: Female corrections officers often seduced gang members at jail

    Female corrections officers at the Baltimore jail were often the ones initiating relationships with gang members, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office - painting a more complicated picture of the sexual dynamic inside the facility. Prosecutors made...
  • Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case

    Corrections officer and gang member sentenced in jail corruption case
    In one part of her notebook, Taryn Kirkland kept a ledger tracking money sent to Black Guerrilla Family gang boss Steven Loney. But elsewhere she left more intimate scribblings: "I ♥ Stevie" she wrote. And on a later page: "I ♥ Steven."...
  • Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case

    Barksdale, 'Wire' inspiration, pleads guilty in drug case
    Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale, who helped to inspire drug-dealing characters in the TV series "The Wire," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to heroin conspiracy charges. The reputed high-ranking Black Guerrilla Family member agreed to a plea deal that...
  • Jail romantics get a prison honeymoon [Letter]

    Jail romantics get a prison honeymoon [Letter]
    A corrections officer and a gang leader are headed back to the playland where their convoluted romance began ("Couple are sentenced in city jail scandal," Jan. 15). Taryn Kirkland, a corrections officer, had a tryst with Steven Loney, a Black Guerrilla...
  • Federal appeals judge issues scathing opinion in stash house case

    Federal appeals judge issues scathing opinion in stash house case
    A federal appeals judge in California last week took aim at the ATF's use of fictitious drug robbery schemes to secure lengthy prison sentences for would-be rip off crews, strongly criticizing the practice in a written opinion. The cases are simple:...
  • One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

    One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case
    A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...
  • Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years

    Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years
    Six months after the seemingly random murder of a 12-year-old boy in East Baltimore, police had not been able to solve the case, and, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday, the investigation had "gone cold." But then in December 2011, a defendant in a...
  • Lost in jail [Editorial]

    Lost in jail [Editorial]
    In Maryland, those arrested on the street or after police have obtained a warrant must be given a court hearing within 24 hours of being taken into custody. At that initial hearing they have a chance to learn the charges against them and to request...
  • The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail
    It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....
  • Police: BGF member shot three, killing one, in Brooklyn

    Police: BGF member shot three, killing one, in Brooklyn
    Police have charged a 27-year-old Baltimore man with the shooting of three people - one of whom died - in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, and allege in court documents that he is a member of the Black Guerrilla Family.  Laser Womack, 27 of the 2700 block...
  • Lost in jail, defendants wait weeks for chance at freedom

    Lost in jail, defendants wait weeks for chance at freedom
    Shykill Brewer was arrested on a misdemeanor gun charge days before Christmas. He should have been able to post bail in plenty of time to celebrate with his infant son and the rest of his family, but instead spent six weeks in jail. Under court rules,...