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New research by David Pyrooz shows gang ties falter after prison

What happens to a prisoner’s gang affiliation when they’re released from prison? For the nearly 20% of US prisoners who affiliate with gangs in prison, this question has received surprisingly little inquiry. However, new research published in Justice Quarterly by professor of sociology, David Pyrooz, shows gang activity wanes when prisoners reenter the community. Pyrooz talks with writer Bradley Worrell in the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine about his research findings and what this means for the 600,000 or so U.S. prisoners who reenter society every year.