This category focuses on the organized criminal groups that were born in correctional facilities. Prison gangs are also referred to as Security Threat Groups.
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Inside Pelican Bay
Activities of prison gangsters within an infamous California penal institution. Explores methods used by incarcerated gang leaders to influence events beyond the prison walls.
Prison Gangs - Gang and Security Threat Group Awareness
Florida Department of Corrections information on major gangs: Neta, Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerilla Family, Mexican Mafia, La Nuestra Familia, Texas Syndicate. Descriptions of gang origins, identifiers, characteristics and rivals.
The Problem of Gangs in American Prisons Today
Detailed findings from the 2004 Prison Gang Survey.
Texas Prison Gangs
A study of the eleven Security Threat Groups identified by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Wikipedia: Prison Gang
Article defines Security Threat Groups and describes the larger United States gangs.
NPR : Gangs Reach Out of Prison to Commit Crimes
Report on organized criminal groups within California's prison system and the ability of those groups to project power outside of prison walls. (March 07, 2005)
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