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California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Reintegration and Reform
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.
August 22, 2012
The Black Guerrilla Family Prison Gang
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.
July 16, 2012
Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) Gangs
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.
May 14, 2012
Sureños: Understanding Kanpol and Pilli
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).
March 13, 2012
Calif. Proposes Returning High-Risk Prison Gang Members to General Population
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.
March 12, 2012
Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part II
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.
March 5, 2012
Killer Collected $30K In Unemployment From Prison
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.
March 4, 2012
Knocking Down Barrio Azteca
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.
December 26, 2011
Barrio Azteca Members Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Charges
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.
December 1, 2011
Field Report: Latino Gangs In Washington State
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.
November 15, 2011
FBI: Gangs Responsible for 48% of Violent Crime
Increasingly sophisticated street gangs committed 48 percent of violent crime, as they expanded their criminal activity and networking with broader criminal organizations.
October 24, 2011
The Best Argument Against the Death Penalty
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.
July 13, 2011
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