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Search Result: Prison Gangs

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

October 21, 2013
As a former prison gang member, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror because my failures are staring back at me.

How One Gang Corrupted 13 Baltimore COs

May 23, 2013
Anyone who has worked in the jail or prison for any length of time is probably aware of the psychological manipulation practiced by many sophisticated inmates and gangs. They commonly employ tactics designed as corruption ensnarement traps.

'Evil Evan' Ebel and the 211 Crew

March 25, 2013
The 211 Crew is a white-supremacist prison gang. The loosely structured group had its early formation in the Denver County Jail, and its members included a wanna-be rapper and white inmate whose crime partner was black.

Feds Charge Idaho Aryan Knights for Drugs, Sawed-Off Shotguns

December 7, 2012
Twenty-one alleged associates of Idaho's Aryan Knights have been charged with drug and weapon offenses as a result of a federal drug investigation.

Sureño Fight Club

November 26, 2012
While in custody, most Sureño gang members are educated in martial arts fighting tactics and are primarily trained in fighting with edged weapons. The culture of jails and prisons is a knife culture. Jail-improvised weapons start with "shanks" but can include spears, clubs, zip guns, and bombs.

Idaho Inmates Claim Gangs Run Prison

November 13, 2012
A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on staffing.

Calif. Sureño Gang Most Powerful In Okla. Prisons

September 20, 2012
Even though they are relatively few in number, the California-based Sureño gang is the most powerful group operating in Oklahoma prisons today.

California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Reintegration and Reform

August 23, 2012
Most prison gang leaders will be released into the terrible jungle where they will try to obtain two things they care about the most: drugs and power. Once the titans come down to dwell with gang mortals, the gangland utopia will usher the next prison gang golden age.

The Black Guerrilla Family Prison Gang

July 17, 2012
The Black Guerrilla Family was founded by George Jackson, a former Black Panther and excellent orator who rallied inmates by speaking about the system's injustice to prisoners, especially black inmates. He vowed to form an organization that would support his imprisoned people like a family and become a vanguard in the coming revolution against the U.S. government.

Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) Gangs

May 15, 2012
Dropouts, jail informants, child molesters, and other "softies" segregated in the Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) of California prisons are forming gang sets of their own. Unencumbered by the big four prison gangs that control the main yards, they use their criminal skills and the power of intimidation of their new dropout gang.

Sureños: Understanding Kanpol and Pilli

March 14, 2012
Sureños identify with the color blue and use tattoos with the number 13, sureño, sur, south sider, or "kanpol" (a word taken from the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl that means southerner).

Calif. Proposes Returning High-Risk Prison Gang Members to General Population

March 13, 2012
California corrections officials have floated a plan that would allow gang members living in high-security housing units to return to the general population as a reward for good behavior.

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part II

March 6, 2012
The girlfriend was provided with a “burnout phone.” A burnout phone is one that would be operational for a few months before being burned out. By that time the bill would have grown to many thousands of dollars, which they had no intention of paying.

Killer Collected $30K In Unemployment From Prison

March 5, 2012
A Southern California gang member received $30,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment insurance benefits while he was incarcerated and funnelled the money into the accounts of prison gang members.

Knocking Down Barrio Azteca

December 27, 2011
The Barrio Azteca gang members organize themselves using a paramilitary structure and apply English terms or their Spanish equivalent words for ranks such as captain, lieutenant, and sergeant. By current estimates, more than 2,000 members make up their ranks. They often use the letters "BA" or numbers "21" as their identifying symbols and tattoos.

Barrio Azteca Members Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Charges

December 2, 2011
A U.S. citizen and Mexican national admitted to working with the gang in buying and selling illegal drugs on the streets of El Paso. They confirmed that the gang extorted money from drug dealers operating on the gang's turf.

Field Report: Latino Gangs In Washington State

November 16, 2011
The Latino gangs in Washington, while still outnumbered by Black gangs, have steadily increased, and law enforcement must become more aware of their criminal activities.

FBI: Gangs Responsible for 48% of Violent Crime

October 25, 2011
Increasingly sophisticated street gangs committed 48 percent of violent crime, as they expanded their criminal activity and networking with broader criminal organizations.

The Best Argument Against the Death Penalty

July 14, 2011
Former Mexican Mafia leader Ramon "Mundo" Mendoza's motivation for writing, "Mexican Mafia: The Gang of Gangs," is to get the book into the hands of gang members and inmates in the hope that it might prevent them from following in his footsteps. His intent is to break the negative brainwashing the prison gangs utilize and illuminate the path to redemption.

Understanding Inmate Codes of Conduct

April 25, 2011
I've always marveled at this irony. Young men who rebel against authority and parental control, who commonly hate school, hate memorizing verses and symbols, hate reading history, hate learning new languages, and hate participating in physical education, enjoy doing all these things for their prison gang leaders.
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