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Entire 3rd Floor of the 4th Avenue Jail on Lockdown Due To 'Mexican Mafia' Edicts

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Date: April 24th, 2012

MEXICAN MAFIA ATTEMPTING TO CONTROL 4TH AVENUE JAIL

MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITY ON LOCKDOWN AS RACIAL TENSIONS RISE

(Phoenix, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered parts of the maximum security 4th Avenue Jail be placed on indefinite lockdown as racial tensions rise – tensions brought on by orders from the Mexican Mafia chieftains who appear to be trying to control the downtown jail. Arpaio’s move to lockdown the jail aims to protect not only officers but inmates as well.

According to the Sheriff’s jail intelligence unit, super max Mexican Mafia inmates housed in the closed custody unit of the 4th Avenue jail are putting out orders to all Hispanic inmates to refuse to be housed with black inmates.

Chieftains, as they call themselves, are also demanding racial fights occur. And fights have been on the increase, Arpaio says. Detention officers have intervened only later to be threatened. And last Monday, a large scale fight involving 25 Hispanic and black inmates broke out before detention officers could quell the problem. No serious injuries were reported.

Arpaio says Sheriff’s jail intelligence officers have monitored conversations by Mexican Mafia members who are ordering racial beat downs on all black inmates and to engage detention officers in any way. Shanks and contraband are on the increase and have been intercepted by officers.
 
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