CMRJ 316 Week 7.docx - In your initial response define what constitutes a STG in an incarceration facility Next discuss the reasons why inmates that

CMRJ 316 Week 7.docx - In your initial response define what...

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In your initial response, define what constitutes a STG in an incarceration facility. Next, discuss the reasons why inmates that were not part of a gang in free society may decide to join a STG while incarcerated. Finally, identify at least one strategy that correctional administrators might implement to control and monitor STGs within a correctional facility. Security Threat Group (STG) is just a fancy name for gang. Like the outside world, prisons house gangs. These STGs may be extensions of pre-existing gangs that formed outside prison walls or they may be a gang whose roots were created in confinement. Regardless, STGs are a threat to the safety of the staff and other inmates. Like street gangs, STGs have ways to identify their members. Tattoos, which still happen in prisons, hand signs or gestures, and clothing manipulation may indicate STG affiliation. Inmates may have never had an intention to join a gang prior to prison. However, there are benefits to being a member of a STG. The obvious reason is protection from rival STGs.
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