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2 Former Correctional Officers Sentenced n Baltimore Jail Racketeering Conspiracy

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Two former correctional officers were sentenced for their involvement in a racketeering conspiracy in which they smuggled drugs and other contraband for members of the Black Guerilla Family gang inside several correctional facilities.

On Thursday March 12, authorities announced that 27-year-old Kimberly Dennis and 29-year-old Antonia Allison were sentenced to 24 months and 20 months, respectively, followed by two years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Tavon White and other BGF leaders and members incarcerated at the Baltimore City Detention Center were involved in the smuggling of contraband, including cell phones, tobacco and drugs through services of correctional officers, who received payments, gifts or a share of the profits.

Kimberly Dennis worked as a correctional officer at BCDC from 2006 to 2013. Authorities say she entered into personal and sexual relationships with two inmates who were members of the BGF. According to her plea, she admitted to smuggling contraband including: marijuana, tobacco and prescription pills into the jail.

40 of the 44 defendants charged in the racketeering conspiracy have been convicted, including 24 correctional officers.

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