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Alleged BGF leader Tavon White wins transfer out of Maryland prison

May 17, 2013

Tavon WhiteAfter complaining in court about the conditions of his confinement in Maryland’s prison system, Tavon White, the lead defendant in the high-profile racketeering case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang, today was granted his request to be transferred to federal custody by U.S. District judge Ellen Hollander.

The reasons cited by the judge were the lack of opposition from prosecutors in White’s pending state and federal cases and “the allegations of corruption among the Division of Correction’s staff in at least one of its correctional institutions,” according to court documents.