Report: Gangs rampant inside NJ prisons

May 19, 2009 8:22:41 AM PDT
A new report shows the notorious Bloods street gang has a firm grip on the New Jersey prison system. The State Commission of Investigation report released Tuesday shows the Bloods and other street gangs run their crime operations from inside prisons with ease.

The report shows drugs and smuggled cell phones are plentiful.

The panel calls for statewide reforms, including better security inside prisons and stronger management of inmates' money.

The commission says inmates who want to take advantage of rehabilitation services and re-entry programs deserve protection against gang violence.


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