According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mexican Mafia had arranged for contract killings to be carried out by the Aryan Brotherhood, a white prison gang. Both the Mexican Mafia and the Aryan Brotherhood are mutual enemies of the African-American gang Black Guerilla
He runs the gang known as the “Bloods”; anyone who is familiar with that gang knows that the rival gang is called the “Crips.” Based on the fact that the “Bloods” are not fans of the “Crips” and vice versa, this is the main social issue in the prison. The most violent and difficult to control inmates are housed in the Pelican Bay Prison, and as one prisoner says gang members strive to be sent to this prison for the notoriety; in seventeen years, no one has ever escaped. In one scene in the video, the inmates were out of the yard and because one of the leaders, ordered a hit, two inmates of two different races began to fight each other. The guards, though outnumbered managed to take control of the battle and they ordered everyone who was not involved in the fight to lie on the ground. The guards immediately took their metal batons and took the two guys down with the batons by hitting them on their legs.
The Aryan Brotherhood also operates in other states, such as the Arizona Aryan Brotherhood and the California Aryan Brotherhood, which do not get along between own gangs. The Mexican Mafia was originated in the late 1950’s in the California Department of Corrections. The Mexican Mafia was a street gang that worked its way in the prison system. The Mexican Mafia Consist of Mexican-Americans members and revolves around drug trafficking. The Black Guerrilla Family was founded in 1966 by a Black Panther member George Jackson and was originally know as the Black Family or Black Vanguard.
After viciously beating a disrespectful inmate Jackson says, “throw him in his cell, let everybody see it!” Correctional officer corruption goes even further than barbaric behavior. On October 12, 2010 a thirty-year-old corrections officer was arrested after an interview with Wenatchee police investigators and booked into the Grant County Jail for investigation of bribery, forgery, complicity to escape, introduction of contraband and official misconduct. (www.kirotv.com/news) Corrections officer misconduct sets a bad example for prisoners as well as the Department of
Drug Trafficking in the United States Rhonda Stafford English 122 Lisa Clark October 09, 2011 The Disturbing Cartel Organization One of the most horrifying, violent, bloody events taking place in the world today is drug trafficking and the ruthless cartels, (a cartel is an alliance of business companies formed to control production, competition, and prices) that are behind this illegal business. Many of the drug cartels are related and have been in existence for many generations. The authorities are making every effort in an attempt to stop this disturbing distribution of drugs, although the drug cartels are ferociously and aggressively fighting back. This is making the progress to stop drug trafficking into the United States
Several distinguishing features of the gang include the blood in blood out oath, which requires a murder to be committed for entry and members trying to leave are killed. Many members hail from Sureno gangs and its symbols include the number 13 or a black hand print, which is often tattooed on members. The gang is loosely allied with MS-13 and the Aryan brotherhood due to their common rivals in the penal system. Lastly, the gang’s main criminal activities include homosexual prostitution in prison, drug trafficking, illegal immigration, money laundering, human trafficking, and illegal gambling (Fleisher,
to the hatred of blacks shared by white and Hispanic prison gangs” (3). Rivalries include the Bloods, Crips, Nortenos, Black Guerrilla Family, Nuestra Familia, and the Los Angeles crime family. “Most research indicates that the skinhead groups are loosely organized…join together to commit violence against anyone they do not like or approve of” (Kinnear 15). Influences outside of prison are portrayed around the gangs “8 Keys” or “8 oaths” they each must adhere too. They include, but are not limited too, “I as a Nazi Low Rider, hear by swear…upon the throne of god almighty,…whatever is necessary to deliver our people from the Jew and bring total victory to the Nazi Low Riders,…let me bear witness to you, that if one of you should fall in battle,…that one of you should be taken prisoner,…that should an enemy agent hurt you,…let us be his battle axe and weapons of war.
When these murdering sprees took place Manson and his “Family” kept trying to frame the black people by putting a paw print on the walls with the victim’s blood. This signified the African American gang to make police officers believe that it was the blacks committing all the
And by the family funds it has to retain up to seventy-five percent of interest on that pacific business and some may get twenty-five percent interest to maintain the business going. The Aryan brotherhood has been the number one most dangerous prison gang in Texas and in California. For example they have extremely violent members that have stabbed and tried to shot a guard in San Francisco. They are racist psycho killers that commit murder with their bare hands, shanks, acid baths, and hatred that they hold inside of them. For example if it isn’t there race they will protect their own raise at any cost doing murder doesn’t hurt them or even worry about it since they are supper racist and ruthless white supremacy gang that creates both outside and inside of prisons.
The existence of prisoner brutality within correctional institutions is not only a reflection of the larger society as well as a byproduct of the prison subculture, but is also the cause of vast consequences and resulting great implications on inmates, officers, communities, the justice system, and society as a whole, making its increasing yet well-hidden prevalence an essential issue to be uncovered and addressed by the United States. Abusive behavior of inmates and correctional staff has been an essential aspect of prison culture since the founding of the American penal system. Housing a number of violent and non-violent convicted criminals in close confinements provides a logical explanation as to why prisons are subject to an environment