The Aryan Brotherhood (AB) is a prison-based white supremacist gang, formed in San Quentin State Prison in 1964. Originally, the group was formed to protect its white members from gangs comprised of Hispanic and black inmates. Contemporary group activity focuses on money-making enterprises inside and outside the prison system, including drug trafficking.In the years since its founding, the group has spread outside of the state of California. Members are now incarcerated in both federal and state prison systems, in addition to former inmates who have left the prison system but retain their allegiance to AB; geographically, AB reaches from its origin in California throughout the United States, as far away as Florida and Massachusetts. Membership is estimated at approximately 15,000. The group follows the “blood in, blood out” rule: new recruits must kill to gain membership, and members must die to leave the group. A group of three core leaders approves potential recruits on an…
Aryan Brotherhood - United States
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