|Family||Taye Powers (son)|
|Status||Imprisoned for life|
|First Appearance||Cuba Libre|
He was convicted of killing three drug dealers. He is also known to have shot nine NYPD officers who attempted to arrest him, however he was acquitted on those charges after he claimed those nine were in the drug business with him.
While in prison his cellmate was Milton Winters. To gain his trust he protected Winters from harsh treatment from the other inmates at Greenhaven. This trust allowed Powers to concoct a scheme to escape from prison and take his son to Cuba. He worked with Winters to create a hit list of three people Winters wanted dead and smuggle it out of the prison. Unknown to Winters a fourth person was on the list, who was killed by Taye Powers. Dempsey knew that Winters would be suspected and that he would be called to testify. He used the opportunity of being away from Greenhaven to collaborate with the prison employee who was driving the van taking him to court to plan an escape. However, this was all known to Detectives Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames, who were waiting to arrest him. (CI: Cuba Libre)