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Old 09-09-2005, 03:57 AM
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Default Pelican Bay State Prison gang leaders get life sentences

Pelican Bay State Prison gang leaders get life sentences
The Associated Press
Last Updated 6:23 pm PDT Thursday, September 8, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Five Pelican Bay State Prison gang leaders were sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison on various racketeering, drug and weapons violations after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted their state terms.
The inmates were already serving life sentences at the notorious state prison in Crescent City that houses California's worst offenders. With their convictions, they will be transferred to separate federal prisons around the country.
"By incarcerating these defendants in federal maximum security prisons, this organization's operational capabilities will be seriously disrupted," U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan said.

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