Most notorious prison gangs

Published On: Oct 24 2013 12:37:37 PM HST   Updated On: Oct 19 2013 06:00:00 PM HST

There is a distinction between local street gangs and prison gangs, which originate within the penal system. Their numbers are smaller than street and motorcycle gangs, but their influence is great. They operate in and out of the prison system and are key players in the distribution of narcotics. The following prison gangs have been identified by the United States' Department of Justice as living threats.

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