Saint Cloud: A Case Study

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The Minnesota Correctional Facility in Saint Cloud is an all male facility and holds 1,022 inmates. Of these inmates 54% are White, 36% are Black, 8% are American Indian, and 2% are Asian. Ninety-six percent of these males are adults, while the other 4% are “certified adults” serving adult sentences (Facility Information, 2008). Prison gang is a term used to indicate any type of gang activity in correctional facilities. Prison gangs offer protection to their members and also try to control the sale of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol inside the correctional facility. In addition, many prison gangs involve themselves in prostitution, assaults, and murders (Prison Gang Profiles, 2006). Prison and law enforcement officials have replaced the

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