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The Rise of Hybrid Gangs

On the street and even in prisons, gang culture is changing, and your investigative assumptions, methods, and practices must change as well.

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Cellphones Helped Start Deadly SC Inmate Riot, Prison Chief Says

Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.

Aryan Gang Member Gets 28 Years for Shooting at CO Officer

A Colorado Springs, CO, felon once considered a person of interest in the 2013 slaying of Colorado's top prison official, pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to kill a police officer.

ICE Arrests 976 Gang Members and Associates During 'Project Wildfire' Surge

Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during Project Wildfire, a six-week operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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

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

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

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

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

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.