The Role Of Gangs In Prison

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The researcher understands the variety of gangs within the prison and the different incentives for some individuals to disclose any information relating their potential gang affiliation. Correctional facilities are composed of variety of individuals who tend to associate themselves to certain features or characteristics that might make them potential targets of certain gangs (Black Guerilla Family; Aryan Brotherhood; Mexican Mafia; Texas Syndicate; 415 KUMI) (Fleisher, 2001, p. 4). Prisoners are deprived of a number of actions that are widely offered to those who are not incarcerated, thus correctional officers might not have necessary information and tools to offer certain things in order to keep peace within that facility (Skarbek, 2012,

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