Prison Gangs

On the inside life is vicious and many prisoners join prison gangs to survive. We bring you only the realest, raw and most brutal prison gang stories straight out of the belly of the beast. Check out these interviews with real prison gang members.

Thieves in Law by Niko


Thieves in Law It seems like every culture and society has its own criminal tradition. America has a long and proud history of outlaws, from Jesse James and John Dillinger all the way up to the Hell’s Angels tearing down the highways in precise formation like a modern horde of barbarians. Italians have the Mafia, Japan has the yakuza with their ... [Continue Reading]

Prison Adventures


Prison Adventures Richard Hartley Jr. was known as Bumperjack in the California Deparetment of Corrections and was allegedly down with the most notorious prison gang ever, the Aryan Brotherhood. He spent over two decades in prison and fought the system everyday he could. Riding with his brothers and upholding the death before dishonor code as a ... [Continue Reading]

The Intangibles of Prison Etiquette by Judge Broman

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There are things that we do in prison that take some time to get use too. The intangibles of prison etiquette is very distinct. Little habits or quirks that don't make all that much sense when you first come inside. But eventually over the years they become as ingrained in your routine as breathing. Or, your eyes get opened REAL quick another ... [Continue Reading]

The Best of the Best by Judge Broman


The Aryan Brotherhood and Aryan Brotherhood of Texas have had a shaky truce going on for years now. The feud starting decades earlier over the ABT's use of the AB moniker. Several years ago was the last flare up, when an ABT named Cowboy was brutally killed in the SMU, (Special Management Unit) by an AB "associate". The associate running an 8 ... [Continue Reading]

Prison Gang Management

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In the netherworld of corruption and violence, which exists perpetually inside the belly of the beast, prison administrators struggle to manage the violent proclivities of prison gangs. Unfortunately, for the powers that be, it’s not a perfect science. With all the shifting alliances, swirling gang activity and ever changing power structures that ... [Continue Reading]

Independents- The Biggest White Boy Gang in the Feds

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In the Bureau of Prisons, a variety of gangs exist, recruiting prisoners into their ranks like fraternities and calling shots on compounds across the nation. Joining a gang is not a prerequisite in the feds, but still a lot of prisoners take advantage of the benefits a prison gang offers. These perks include protection, strength in numbers, control ... [Continue Reading]

Life in a White Prison Gang


We have all heard the horror stories of the young, white, middle-class kid that goes to prison and gets turned out. This is a common theme in movies and television shows that depict prison as an urban jungle where Caucasians are the prey. But although this can and will happen, it is a rare occurrence rather than a routine happening. It is just one ... [Continue Reading]


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Penitentiary Drama In 2003 the United States Penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana was the strong-hold for many of Chicago's most violent street organizations, including members of the Almighty Vice Lord Nation. A branch of Four Corner Hustlers amongst the Vice Lords that dominated the ranks of Vice Lords all across the federal system, held sway ... [Continue Reading]

Ringleaders and Rats


Disneyland was close to Hollywood, but Terrible Tom wouldn’t see either place. Con Air landed at Los Angeles International Airport.  The plane bypassed the main terminal and taxied toward a remote hangar.  Across the way, a forklift loaded heavy crates onto a flatbed truck trailer. A parade of U.S. Marshal vehicles sat parked and waiting as Con ... [Continue Reading]

A Look at the Aryan Brotherhood


The Aryan Brotherhood or Brand as they are known in the federal prison system began with incarcerated white prisoners in California who aligned themselves against black and Mexican prisoners in the racial cauldron that existed inside the belly of the beast in the 60s and 70s. The Aryan Brotherhood has been responsible for "race wars"- organized ... [Continue Reading]