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CDC Spreads Gangs

According to the Intelligence Operations Bulletin, published by the California Attorney General's office, the California DOC's policy of trying to remove prisoners from their "negative" (i.e. city) environment is contributing to the spread of gang membership in rural areas.

Cited as an example was the Los Angeles Court policy which, as a term of probation, requires gang members to "move at least 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. As a result, cities in western Coachella Valley area, located about 100 miles from Los Angeles, are experiencing an increase in crimes perpetrated by individuals associated with Los Angeles-based criminal street gangs."

Another "carrier" of this problem was seen to be the proliferation of gang members in rural area group homes. Intended to relocate gang members to non-gang surroundings, this action, instead, "does nothing more than transplant gangs to a new area and expedite the expansion of the gang problem throughout California."

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