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Prison Gangs

  • By: Jeffrey Ian Ross
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Prison gangs are organized groups of individuals that exist in jails and prisons at the local, state, and federal levels. Gang members often expect to go to prison sooner or later, and gang culture is often an extension of street life ...

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