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Gang & Terror Recruitment

This topic features news, tips, columns, and expert opinion on the threat of gang and terror recruitment within the walls of prison facilities.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office asked for the ex-deputy’s bail to be increased, citing his potential flight risk due to possible ties with a Mexican drug cartel
Accused lookout in beating death told his mother on a phone call shortly before Bulger came to USP Hazelton in October 2018 that inmates were preparing for the arrival of a “higher profile person”
Sean McKinnon, 36, was on federal supervised release when he was arrested Thursday in Florida on charges including conspiracy to commit first degree murder
Fotio Geas and Paul J. DeCologero are accused of striking Bulger in the head multiple times and causing his death in October of 2018 while all were incarcerated at United States Penitentiary Hazleton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
Marco Paredes-Machado claims he was classified as a member of the ISIS terrorist group to justify moving him to the maximum-security prison
On December 7, 2020, Officer Dale Franquet faced a near-deadly encounter with a prisoner committed to carrying out a terror attack
Some facilities are allowing inmates convicted of terror-related crimes to lead religious services
The inmate’s lawyer pointed to a recent photograph of cadets giving a Nazi salute as further proof of racism in the state’s prison system
Jesus Mendez-Lopez admitted to recruiting as part of a plea deal
The charges detail five slayings and accuse an attorney of helping smuggle contraband to aid the gang
Staff are describing the string of assaults and disruptions as a “gang war” at the juvenile prison
20 to 25 inmates were involved with a fight Wednesday in the facility’s yard
The president of the CO union says free phone calls could aid gangs that run operations from inside the jails
Barry Byron Mills, the murderous leader of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, died this month in federal lockup
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