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Pangkat: Inmate Gangs at the New Bilibid Prison Maximum Security Compound .

  title={Pangkat: Inmate Gangs at the New Bilibid Prison Maximum Security Compound .},
  author={Filomin A. Candaliza-Gutierrez},
This is a study of inmate gangs (pangkats) at the New Bilibid Prison Maximum Security Compound. Through focus group discussions (FGDs) with pangkatmembers and review of documents, the study found that pangkats formed around the 1950s around ethno-linguistic divisions between Tagalog (Sigue Sigue) and non-'Iagalog speaking inmates (OXO). Inadequate provisions, strained inmate-guard relationship and restrictive visiting policies incited escapes and violent riots between rival gangs in those years… 

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