Calif. SureƱo Gang Most Powerful In Okla. Prisons

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

Even though they are relatively few in number, the California-based SureƱo gang is the most powerful group operating in Oklahoma prisons today, a state Corrections Department intelligence officer told The Oklahoman.

Melissa Townsend, an intelligence officer with the Corrections Department, said the Hispanic gang has a firm grip on the flow of contraband into the state's prisons.

"It doesn't have anything to do with numbers," Townsend said. ā€œPower comes from control of contraband and whoever's in control at that moment. And right now, it's the Hispanics."

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