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Friday, July 27, 2012

Underground prison mail system: Communication between inmates via mail

Pelican Bay inmates communicated via underground mail

"...A gang leader housed in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay can send coded messages to an outside mail box address set up by a gang follower, who then re-directs the message to a second inmate housed in a separate unit at Pelican Bay, or another state prison. One such exchange of information via a Sonoma County mailbox foreshadowed a deadly prison riot on Feb. 21, 2000, at Pelican Bay...."    

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