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Gang codes: The contraband code

In order to arrange for the contraband to be brought into the facility, the inmate and the co-conspirator often use a code like the case we’re about to examine


Contraband doesn’t creep into a correctional facility on little cat feet, like the fog described by Carl Sandburg. Contraband is brought in deliberately and secretly. To do so, inmates need to be able to give very specific instructions to a co-conspirator outside the facility. This person is often a member of the same gang, a family member or a girlfriend / boyfriend. In order to arrange for the contraband to be brought into the facility the inmate and the co-conspirator often use a code like the case we’re about to examine in illustration #1.  This illustration shows a complete page and two lines that were on a second page.

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