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Old 03-19-2012, 11:00 AM
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I'm sure this is a big topic but I can't find too much on it. My husband has no affiliation at all and in a letter I got today, he's been transfrred to McConnell which apparently is a gang related unit, so it's a concern of his what can we expect? He's been in for 13 years and I don't know how he's been handling this previously (well, he was in ad seg for a long time) has anyone else had to deal with this??
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:13 PM
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I don't know what you mean by "gang related". My man is in McConnell unit and has never been in a gang.
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There is not a unit in Texas that does not have gangs. It's just that they are more active on some than others.
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I don't think there are particular units where gang members are incarcerated, I believe they are dispersed throughout TDC.

Please someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Im not sure exactly why there would be a problem since all confirmed gang members in TDC are housed in Ad Seg
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Not all confirmed gang members are in ad-seg. Only the ones who have proven that they cannot play nice in GP.
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I was looking for this and then you posted this haha. The thought scares me. My daughter and I now have to worry about him bring it home with him...
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Thanks ya'll... idk what to think and he can't tell me anything I'm sure...I've never seen any obvious tattoos on him but my cousin said there is no way to survive in there without 'clicking' up.
My husband just got transferred into this unit and so far there is nothing much encouraging he's been able to tell me :-/
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Have you checked out the McConnell Prison Unit - Texas Forum? There may be more info there. I wish you the best of luck!
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You can look up gang tats online.

McConnell has all the new cameras in the unit so they can watch what is going on allegedly. I know they are short staffed so don't know who is manning the cameras if anyone.
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McConnell isn't just for gangs and such. Its a full ID facility. Education, work an programs are there as well. He might have been moved there for any number of reasons. He might also he there waiting transfer to a unit further south. Could be any number of reasons one would end up on that unit. If he want been classified as gang affiliated, then the odds are slim to none that he will be, unless he cliques up and get marked. The unit has several locations as it holds Andre thousand inmates. They tend to classify them together and away from eah other for the obvious reasons. In theory, its practical ... in practice its flawed at best.

I wouldn't stress too much bout being on that unit, unless you have received a letter of distress, then might seek some assistance if possible.

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Thanks QuoteThis...we just had a visit this past weekend and even though they're on lockdown, he says really it isn't as bad as he'd heard!
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