An exhaustive investigation regarding the impact of gangs on New Jersey’s correctional system is described. Individuals that deal with gang intelligence and intervention will find the observations made during this comprehensive examination informative and the source of ideas on how to reduce the effects of gangs in their own agencies. Sections after an executive summary are: introduction; key findings for inmate financial transactions, inmate communications, security lapses and contraband, inadequate gang identification and intelligence, systemic vulnerabilities in DOC personnel practices, and dysfunctional investigative apparatus; and referrals and six recommended focus areas.
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Gangland Behind Bars: How and Why Organized Criminal Street Gangs Thrive in New Jersey’s Prisons . . . And What Can Be Done About It