As hardened criminals spend more time in County jails, prison politics, gang violence and other challenges stemming from prison-hardened criminals are making their way to County lockups. In San Joaquin County jails, violence increased last year by 27 percent but gang violence more than doubled.

One of the contributing factors is that state prison systems have spent a great deal of time and energy identifying and separating members of prison and street gangs. In jails, where there may not be the space, facilities, or resources to fully segregate the population, the opportunity to violence exists.

As people experienced with prison politics and gangs make their way into jails, the influx of prison problems obviously grows. It is something that the San Joaquin Sheriff told the Record Net that they were aware of and working to combat.

Read the full story at the Record Net.