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The BGF’s Tavon White complains about conditions in new facility

May 14, 2013
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Tavon WhiteTavon White (pictured), the alleged Black Guerrilla Family leader charged in a racketeering indictment stemming from correctional corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, is currently being held at North Branch Correctional Facility (NBCI) in Cumberland – and he’s not happy about his conditions of confinement there, according to a motion for a hearing filed this morning by his attorney, Gary Proctor.

Saying White’s “continued confinement within the Maryland Department of Corrections needs to be reconsidered,” Proctor’s motion points out that White’s belongings had yet to make it to NBCI, leaving him with only “a jump suit, one pair of underwear, shower sandals, [and] a sheet for the bed.” Letters from White to Proctor “have yet to arrive” at Proctor’s address, and White was only “allowed to make one call to counsel on arrival, but none since.”

What’s more, Proctor says his visit with White was limited to “less than an hour” and was “non-contact” – though Proctor had been assured previously he’d be able to visit him face to face – so going through documents “is nigh on impossible when talking through glass, with no means to pass documents through to one another.”

Proctor asserts that, given his experience so far, “it appears possible, if not probable, that Mr. White’s continued incarceration by the Maryland Department of Corrections will harm the attorney-client relationship and effective preparation for trial,” which likely will involve going over “large amounts of audio discovery” and “thousands (if not tens of thousands) of pages” of documents with White.

Thus, Proctor wants a court hearing to explore how to adjust White’s detention so that the current obstacles to trial preparation can be overcome.

  • Guest

    Don’t be ignorant, many criminal defendants have direct access to
    counsel which was described by his attorney. However the Maryland
    Department of Corrections in NBCI which is dominated by racist
    correctional guards & administrators have clearly did their utmost
    to “limit” his access to not only council but to the outside world in an
    effort to ensure that he has less of a chance to defend himself and t

    To
    put this into better perspective let me remind you of the “White”, High
    School Teacher in Montana who only got 30 days in jail earlier this
    september for the rape of a Latina teenager (who later committed suicide
    as a result of her experience).

    So yes he is in jail, however
    in spite of that he is still “LEGALLY” due certain rights and privileges
    which apparently he is not being allowed to have by “The System”.

    Wake up and pay attention

  • BLACKKnight17

    Don’t be ignorant, many criminal defendants have direct access to
    counsel which was described by his attorney. However the Maryland
    Department of Corrections in NBCI in Cumberland, MD. which is dominated by racist
    correctional guards & administrators have clearly did their utmost
    to “limit” his access to not only council but to the outside world in an
    effort to ensure that he has less of a chance to defend himself and more probably chance that he’ll be sentenced to the maximum term of 25 years to life.

    To
    put this into better perspective let me remind you of the “White”, High
    School Teacher in Montana who only got 30 days in jail earlier this September for the rape of a Latina teenager (who later committed suicide
    as a result of her experience).

    So yes he is in jail, however
    in spite of that he is still “LEGALLY” due certain rights and privileges
    which apparently he is not being allowed to have by “The System”.

    Wake up and pay attention

  • William Bond

    I am, and I have…

    But, do you know about the ‘White Guerrilla Family’ gang running our federal court?

    https://www.change.org/petitions/correct-the-corruption-in-the-maryland-federal-court