Saturday, July 26, 2008

SEGREGATION OR DESEGREGATION ?

By now I believe most of the custodial personnel are aware of the U.S.Supreme Court ruling that the segregation of inmates by races is unconstitutional. I do not believe that the Justices are aware of the many factors involved in this decision. Sure, for the first timer, or those accused of minor crimes, such as drug, drunk, check cases etc. probably could get along alright. There maybe other first offenders of crimes of a more serious charges that could also make it inter-racially, however, when it comes to the hatred between races, I don't believe it would be appropriate to mix. An example is the Aryan Brotherhood member being celled with a member of the Slack Guerrilla Family. This holds true to the Mexican Mafia member being celled with a member of the Nuestra Familia. It also holds true to a Mexican Mafia member being celled with a member of the Black Guerrilla Family. THESE GANGS SHOULD, IN MY OPINION NEVER BE CELLED TOGETHER. I am not talking about so called drop outs. This is a category into itself. There are several prisons across the states that have programs dealing with the drop outs and they seem to be working. As long as the various street gangs are told to do the bidding of their prospective prison gang leaders, this hatred will exist. The gang problem is like the drug problem, we keep chipping away, but in reality it just keeps growing. A dear friend of mine, the late newsman Don Harris put it in perspective, (paraphrasing)" the solution to the problem with prison gangs is like the problem with the solution of wars. we just don't know." - Moco

2 comments:

Kerry said...

Certainly true! As most experienced gang-investigating personnel are aware, most groups form along two main lines: Race and Geographics. Only, the dreamers and inexperienced people would risk the violence sure to result from knowingly housing rival group members together. History is rife with examples of the hostilities that occur when two rival groups meet, let alone knowingly being housed in the same area. I don't think one can be in corrections for a year, certainly not on one of the hardcore units, without seeing this carried out. The only question is do we lay the burden at the feet of the courts who impose it, or the feet of the ones who are burdened with application of case law. Guess we all know where that ball will bouce...

21mixtli said...

Well I'll tell u this much I met several M members Black Bob R.I.P Guero Shy Campeon and one thing they love is the fed system cause they can walk the yards not like the California state system. So if u want to slow them down lock them all in the feds too cause honestly Surenos don't run the feds the Paisas run the yards now and those ppl are idiots cause they lack discipline so there's always problems. M is strong and their restructuring cause they now have a committee who talks with other gangs but is hard for them since there's so many gangs LK BA TS GD that they're not feared like in California so lockdown status is the answer.