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  • Fresh Meat Among The Prison Gang Members
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    Prison Gangs The fight for survival within the United States prison system has created a subculture the breeds racism, hate, and violence. About two and a half years ago, a young man named William King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for his participation in the murder of James Byrd Jr. James, a middle aged black man from Jasper County, Texas, was bound at the ankles and dragged behind a truck for three miles. His body was ripped to shreds as a gruesome display of the effects of priso...
  • Fresh Meat Among The Prison Gang Members
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    Colon has been in prison since 1971. He was convicted of murdering a rival gang member and for trafficking in heroin while inside of Stateville, located in Joliet. Colon said, "The gangs have an understanding with each other. We talk to each other to ensure that we don't have a confrontation. We try to keep the static down". In the state prison located in downstate Menard, Illinois, an inmate by the name of Gino Colon Gang leaders run major drug operations from their cells. In order to understan...
  • Protection From Other Gang Members
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    "Once inside, I was walked through a gauntlet of desperate men. Their hot smell in the muggy corridor was as foul as their appearance. None of them seemed to have a full set of front teeth. Many bore prominently displayed tattoos of skulls or demons. One could argue whether it was the look of these men that led them to prison or whether it was the prison that gave them their look. Just looking at them made me fear for my life" (Hassine, 7). Most inmates in correctional facilities felt the way th...
  • Its Members Against The Crips Street Gang
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    Security Threat Groups One of the major problems of corrections today is the security threat group or more commonly known as the "prison gang". A security threat group (S.T.G.) can be defined as any group of offenders who pose a treat to the security and physical safety of the institution". Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, prison gangs focused primarily on uniting inmates for self protection and the monopolization of illegal prison activities for monetary gain" (F.B.P., 1994, p. 2). S.T.G.'s ar...
  • Early Chain Gangs To The Prison Industries
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    chain gangs and convict labor The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor Jeremy A. Greenfield English 101 Iowa Western Community College 11/16/98 Outline Thesis: From the early chain gangs to the prison industries of today, prisoners have been used as labor in the United States. I. Definition A. Definition of convict labor B. Definition of chain gangs and prison industries II. Chain Gangs A. Early history B. Mid-history C. Decline D. Present E. Curtis Brown. Convict Labor A. Statistics B. Rea...
  • Lack Of Sufficient Health Care In Prisons
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    The prisons in America seem to cause more problems than assistance in today's society. The country's penal system is overcrowded, expensive, and some argue that is ineffective as well as inefficient. The costs to staff and support these facilities increase dramatically every year. Prisons, which are supposed to be correctional facilities, are currently filled with violence and hostility. These institutions are created to control crime by deterrence, incapacitating criminals, which protects socie...
  • Member In The Gang
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    Gangs have become a harsh reality in today's society. But despite what one might think, gangs illustrate many communication theories. This is done through the power gangs possesses, 'gang warfare', and the trust between gang members. Gang power can be seen in many communication theories. There are several types of power that gangs and gang leaders fall under. An example of this would be referent and legitimate power. Referent power can be described as the role model power. We identify with this ...
  • Later In 1933 Nelson And Chase
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    Baby Face Nelson-Lester Gillis Lester Gillis was burn in Chicago on December 6, 1908. During his early teens he worked on the streets with a gang of friends, doing minor crimes. By the age of 14 he was a car thief and had gotten his nickname baby face by the members of his gang. Nelson's early career included working for a chop shop stealing parts, running stills, and bootlegging. He also did multiple armed robberies. In 1922 he was convicted of auto theft and sent to july. 2 months later he was...
  • Pelican Bay Prison
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    Pelican Bay Supermax Pelican Bay SupermaxAfter listening to and or reading the transcripts of Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax by Michael Montgomery, one gets a glimpse of prison life, sociological issues inmates and staff face, and the subculture of prison life faced by staff and prisoners alike on a daily basis. However, instead of delving completely in to the situational circumstances of prisoner life, it is more important to understand the history of this Supermax prison and why it was con...
  • Federal And State Prisons
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    Last Solution For Outbreak of Gangs? Currently being discussed in Congress is the Anti-gang Bill, also known as the "Gangbusters Bill". This bill would turn gang-related violent offenses into federal crimes punishable by mandatory sentences of at least ten years, expand the range of crimes punishable by death, and allow U.S. prosecutors to try 16 and 17 year old gang members as adults in federal courts. One unfortunate effect of this new bill will be the progressing overcrowding of federal priso...
  • Set And The Gang Life
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    A History Lesson Alex Moir / February 13, 2001 Mrs. Nestling / Per. 4 Kody Scott grew up in South Central L.A. during the nineteen-sixties and seventies, soon after the creation of the Crips. Raised in poverty without a father, and a full family raised solely by his mother, Kody Scott led the stereotypical "ghetto" life, a poor and broken home. However he does not blame this on his own personal decision to join the Crips while only eleven year's old. The allure of the respect and "glory" that "b...
  • Names Of Some Street Gangs
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    There are many types of gangs across the United States. One kind is a street gang, Street Gangs have been here for years and where they came from Can be traced back to many large city areas. Many gangs originally formed as a purpose of self protection for family And friends with in their neighborhood, it was an Activity as a way to get money. There are prison gangs too, There are major prison gangs called "traditional Prison gangs" these gangs Started in the 1960's and 1970's in the California C...
  • Chain Gangs Prisoners
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    CHAIN GANGS "The use of prisoners in public works, cleaning city streets or repairing the highways, was practiced in Austria, Switzerland and certain (areas) of the United States, such as Pennsylvania. These convicts, distinguished by their 'infamous dress' and shaven heads, 'were brought before the public", (Foucault p. 8). In the above statement Foucault is describing a form of public spectacle that prison systems used called chain gangs. The name "chain gang", refers to prisoners being chaine...

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