Saturday, September 28, 2019

California halts prison gang peacemaking effort

California prison officials have halted an effort aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when placed together. At the heart of the problem is the Fresno Bulldogs prison gang that has participated in 32 battles with other prison gangs over the last year.Violence erupted 27 of the 45 times gang members were in the same yards.
The Fresno Bulldogs is a street gang with more than 6,000 loosely affiliated members. They took the name and mascot of California State University, Fresno, and wear the college's trademark red clothing. Members are loosely affiliated on the streets but their membership solidifies in prison. In the prison system the Bulldogs do not get along with anybody.