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Gangs taking to the suburbs, including Albemarle

Gangs taking to the suburbs, including Albemarle

"Treating people who come from places where gangs proliferate as gang members themselves only perpetuates the cycle, Maccallair said.

"That's the irony of the whole situation," he said. "If you take a 16- or 17-year-old kid and put them in prison, the only thing that happens is that if they weren't gang affiliated before, they will be when they come out -- [joining a gang] is almost a pre-requisite for survival there.""

Keywords: criminalization, economy, gangs, youth

Posted in Sentencing, Social Justice

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