Gang migration: From prison to your beat

Encoded and encrypted gang information is included in legal mail between lawyers and prisoners, thus evading the usual screening of correspondence

State and federal prisons are playing a key role in transforming local neighborhood street gangs into active branches of violent national criminal networks, according to a training session on gang patterns at the recent IACP annual conference in Orlando.

As a result, you may be facing an upsurge in violence, drug trafficking, and other dangerous lawbreaking on your beat.

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