Black Guerrilla Family (BGF)

FoundingThe Black Guerrilla Family Gang was founded in 1966 in San Quentin State Prison in California by Black Panthers George Jackson, W.L. Nolen, David Johnson, and James Carr. Since then, the gang has become increasingly active in Maryland State Prisons as well as Federal Prisons. The Maryland branch was founded in 1996, however there is a lot of fragmentation between the two branches.SummaryThe gang and their members are very influential within the prison system and have been known to recruit even Correction facility staff to help them in their activities. In Maryland, their influence has extended to the streets, even more so than California where a life sentence in prison used to be required. The gang is highly organized with a paramilitary structure, complete with a supreme leader and a central committee. IdeologyThe former leader of the BGF in Maryland, Eric Brown, published a book called the Black Book, which was to be used by members to better themselves. The…

Black Guerrilla Family (BGF), also known as Black Vanguard, Black Guerilla Family  is an active group formed c. 1966.
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