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'This is my jail': Case alleging widespread corruption among inmates, guards goes to trial

  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a corrections officer stands near a gate at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, FIle)

    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a corrections officer stands near a gate at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, FIle)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a corrections officer works at a security post at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a corrections officer works at a security post at Baltimore City Detention Center in Baltimore. Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption at the state-run facility. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)  (The Associated Press)

In a case alleging widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members are accused of using smuggled cellphones, dealing drugs and having sex with corrupt guards who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family.

According to court documents, gang member Tavon "Bulldog" White told a friend in a 2013 call that "This is my jail."

A 2013 federal indictment charged White, 16 other inmates and 27 correctional officers with conspiracy, drug distribution or money laundering charges.

Nearly all, including White, accepted plea deals. Starting Wednesday, eight others go on trial.

Prosecutors say that the group plotted to smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband, and that the ring involved sex between inmates and guards, which led to four officers becoming pregnant.