Murder, Mayhem, and Meditation: Inside A Maximum-Security Prison

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In Murder, Mayhem, and MeditationVICE News is granted access into one of the most dangerous maximum-security prisons in the country, Salinas Valley State Prison. Tribal gang politics rule the prison yard; however, Salinas Valley is currently in the process of trying to break up the gangs and rehabilitate prisoners before they return to the streets.

Thomas Freeman is Texas-transplant and aspiring journalist trying (but often failing) to navigate New York City. A current NYU student, Thomas also writes articles and manages media content for 20to30.

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