Gang codes: What they don't say

Not knowing what a code says can give us nightmares in a prison facility

By Gary Klivans

"Help! What does this message say?" This is the request that came with six pages of a suspected gang code that had been confiscated by the Tennessee Department of Correction and was forwarded to me through law enforcement channels. Two of the six pages are shown here. (See Illustration 1 & 2)

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