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Corrections officer sentenced in BGF gang racketeering conspiracy at Baltimore jail

By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun

11:26 PM EST, February 5, 2014

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A former corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been sentenced to 32 months in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in the Black Guerrilla Family gang racketeering conspiracy uncovered at the jail last year.

Jasmine "J.T." Thornton, 26, of Glen Burnie smuggled large quantities of contraband, including marijuana, tobacco and prescription pills, for gang members during her six years working at the jail, according to her plea deal. She also warned inmates of impending searches by other prison officers and had a sexual relationship with one of the prisoners, court documents said.

Thornton is the third corrections officer to be sentenced in the case. Taryn Kirkland, 23, and Adrena Rice, 26, both of Baltimore, pleaded guilty and are serving 42-month sentences in prison. Six other officers have pleaded guilty in the conspiracy and are awaiting sentencing.

Tavon White, 36, and Steven Loney, 24, the BGF gang's top leaders in the jail, have both pleaded guilty to racketeering. Loney was sentenced to nine years in prison last month, and White has not yet been sentenced.

Tyrone "Henry" Thompson, 46, who supplied prescription pills that were smuggled into the jail, according to court documents, will be sentenced Thursday.

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