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NCJ Number: 149038 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Gangs: Arizona
Journal: Corrections Today  Dated:(July 1986)  Pages:13,25-27
Author(s): R W Crist
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 4
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: While certain inmate groups and organizations in Arizona are legitimate, inmate gangs involved in illegal activities and violence must be neutralized.
Abstract: Inmate gangs often try to control the action in prisons by introducing contraband (drugs, currency, alcohol, and drugs) and engaging in such illegal activities as homosexual contact and gambling. Gang leaders appear to have the best interests of members at heart but yet intimidate and threaten inmates and their families. Inmate gang members try to "play" prison staff as well as inmates. One way of neutralizing inmate gangs is to transfer them. Transfer breaks up the gang's organizational and power structure but often merely moves the gang problem to another institution. Therefore, adequate security in all prisons is essential to control contraband and institutional violence.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Arizona; Crime prevention measures; Gang Prevention; Prison contraband; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups; Violence prevention; Violent inmates
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