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NJ Corrections Losing Ground Against Prison Gangs

July 20, 2009  | 

New Jersey corrections investigators say they're losing ground in the fight against prison gangs, because they lack the manpower and funding, the Star-Ledger reports.

The criticism of operations at the prisons, leveled by unions representing investigators and corrections officers, comes two months after the State Commission of Investigation said the state was failing to stop inmates from smuggling drugs, communicating with illegal cell phones and coordinating criminal activity from behind bars.

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