Nunnsense: The Guard-father

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Nick Nunn

Nick Nunn

By Nick Nunn

When good people are able to make the best out of a bad situation, it’s a virtue.

More often, however, bad people are the ones that find a way to make the best out of a bad situation.

Of course, then it is called “criminal behavior,” which doesn’t seem entirely fair to me.

Tavon White, or “Bulldog” as he is known in Baltimore’s big house, was making the best of a bad situation until recently.

While serving 20 years for second-degree attempted murder – the result of a drug deal gone bad – White was able to start a prison enterprise.

…which netted him over $15,000 per month.

As the leader of the “Black Guerillas,” White smuggled cell phones, drugs, and other prohibited items into the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Question number one: how are inmates getting enough money to be able to spend $15,000 or more per month in total?

Question number two: how was White able to do all of this business without having the guards alerted to it?

Well, I can answer the second one for you: he wasn’t.

A total of 13 correction officers have been indicted on racketeering charges.

Wait, it gets better: four of those correction officers have had children by White, and two of those four have his name tattooed on their body, one on the wrist and the other on the neck.

Addtionally, White, six other inmates, and five alleged co-conspirators have been charged as well.

White just went ahead and pled guilty.

Of course he would.

Think about it for a minute: if you were pulling down $15,000 per month with no taxes while room and board are provided for free, why in the world would you want to leave?

You wouldn’t.

And that is why White will remain the king-pen (or vice versa) of Baltimore’s answer to the cosa nostra.

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