Prison Gangs In Prison

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The fight for survival within the United State's prison system has created a subculture that breeds racism, hate, and violence. In most California Department of Corrections penitentiaries, a vast number of prison gangs consist of members of gangs prior to their incarceration. Many members, who got arrested, while incarcerated, continue to recruit and build new gangs. Other gang members in prison had no gang affiliation prior to their imprisonment but joined one of the prison gangs to obtain protection, or to control the drug trade within the prison. In other prisons, notably in California and Texas, most prison gangs have formed for drugs, power and complete authority of inmates within the prison yards. Examples of these gangs include the Mexican…show more content…
Their most predominate enemies are Black Guerrilla Family, Arizona's New Mexican Mafia, and, most of all, their arch-rivals, La Nuestra Familia. The Mexican Mafia has allied itself with gangs like Arizona's Old Mexican Mafia, Mexikanemi, and New Mexico Syndicate. Of the various street gangs, the Mexican Mafia tends to have more influence and connection than any other prison gang does. The members are arrested at more frequent rate than members of other Mexican gangs. The power of the Mexican Mafia extends deep into the streets of California by way of drug peddling and violent acts. Unlike many gangs across the U.S. the wives and girlfriends of Mexican Mafia gang members are held in high esteem amongst other member; they are a part of the family as well. The Mexican Mafia also coined the term "blood in, blood out" which refers to the gangs policy concerning gang loyalty. 'Blood in' relates to the blood spilled during initiation, while 'blood out' alludes to the consequences of trying to depart from the gang, many other prison gangs have practiced this cold-blooded murder tactic to keep various members from leaving and “confessing” their secrets. Within about ten years of its founding, the Mexican Mafia faced the first real challenge to its authority in the California prison…show more content…
Many BGF were from Northern California and the Bay Area so they were close to KUMI 415 gang. BGF may speak Swahili such as "Weusi Giadi Jama" for Black Guerrilla Family. The Black Guerrilla Family declined in numbers during the 1990s, but prison officials say that two years ago the group began a drive to rebuild its membership, recruiting heavily from black street gangs such as the Crips and the Bloods. Most Crips and Bloods do not automatically become BGF in prison. Most members could not care less about any revolution; it is all about making money and surviving leaving The BGF very violent towards Law Enforcement and Corrections due to this new recklessness and unsympathetic attitudes towards their crimes. Until the 1960s, most prisons in the United States were racially segregated. As prisons began to desegregate, many inmates organized along racial lines. The Aryan Brotherhood is believed to have been formed by a group of Irish bikers in 1964 at San Quentin State Prison, but it may have been derived from or inspired by the Bluebird Gang. They decided to strike against the African-American inmates who were joining the Black Guerrilla Family. The philosophical premise of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and its members consists of a mixture of ideologies of white supremacy and German and Irish ancestry. Over

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