California’s Pelican Bay state prison houses gang leaders high on the food chain. Contrary to popular myth, they run the joint like a well-oiled machine, with chains-of-command, communication networks, even a system for intake.
On today’s show: a glimpse into the surprisingly orderly life behind bars, and the influence of gangs on life on the outside.
Also today, an African-American woman says it’s time to reject the notion that beating kids is part of black culture.
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