A Reader Reports Racial Solidarity Between Prison Guards And Felons—Except When Both Are White
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October 21, 2013, 12:43 AM
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Re: James Fulford’s blog post HARPERS: CA Prisons Controlled By Mexican Drug Gangs "With The Complicity Of The Guards, Many Of Whom Are Mexican Nationals"

From Rick [Email him]

Back in the late 1980s, early 1990s, at San Quentin San Quentin prison, black guards would tie blue or red bandanas on their batons, indicating their gang affiliation, Red = Bloods, Blue = Crips. The Mexican guards didn`t show colors, but they hated the whites just as much as the black guards. The "white" guards didn`t do anything for the whites, but the colored guards, black and brown, all cut slack for their peeps.

Just as in the outside, whites don`t stick together and are quick to stab each other in the back.

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