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Gov. Abbott proposes opening more anti-gang centers in Texas

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Texas makes new plans to crack down on gang violence. Governor Abbott announced the proposal at the opening of an anti-gang center in McAllen.

The new measures are aimed at fighting violence from trans-national gangs and drug cartels. The plan also addresses convicted gang members.

"Inmates involved in organized crime in prison will lose their visitation and outward bound communication privileges," Abbott said. "The reason for this penalty is that it undercuts their ability to coordinate with gang members on the outside."

The governor also plans to open two more anti gang centers, in Waco and Tyler.

There's already one here in Lubbock and Houston.

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