Violence In Prison Gangs

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In order to be able to understand the reason why violence is highly used in prison gangs we most know the history behind their organization. For example, the NF originated in Soledad prison in California in the mid 1960s. They were formed because they were tired of being the victim of abuse from the EME so they branched off and made their own organization. The NF members that started the prison gang were once Mexican Mafia members. The EME would prey upon those who weren't part of them. The Mexican Mafia known as the EME, was the first Hispanic organized criminal gang within the prison. It was primarily made up of Mexican American males, they formed in order to protect themselves from other prison gangs at the time. They were typically male,

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