BARRY “THE BARON” MILLS IS ONE OF THE MOST NOTORIOUSLY VIOLENT LEADERS OF THE INFAMOUS ARYAN BROTHERHOOD.
John Marzloff was almost decapitated in a recreation yard bathroom at USP Atlanta, a high-security federal prison in Georgia on May 20, 1979. The convict’s head was partially severed from his neck, and 16 stab wounds dotted his head, back, shoulder, and upper arm area. Marzloff was killed because he’d had the nerve to cheat an Aryan Brotherhood (AB) shot caller out of some money in a drug transaction at another Bureau of Prisons penitentiary. Marzloff was put “in the hat,” meaning the gang put a contract on his life. Another prisoner, Danny Holliday, told prosecutors that Barry “The Baron” Mills carried out the murder. The message sent was clear – Fuck the AB over at your own peril.
“Barry Mills is extremely intelligent and very charismatic,” John Lee Brook, the author of Blood In Blood Out: The Violent Empire of the Aryan Brotherhood, tells me. “Two books – Dale Carnegie’s How To Make Friends and Influence People and Machiavelli’s The Prince – had a great impact on his perspective of life.”
Born in 1948, Mills grew up in Sonoma County, in the town of Windsor, nine miles outside of Santa Rosa, California. He got in trouble with the law at an early age, boosting cars as a teenager, before graduating to bank robberies. Diving full-force into the criminal underworld as a youngster and never looking back.
“Barry was a leader and not a follower,” says ex-con and author of Prison Adventures: Memoirs of my Checkered Past Richard ‘Bumperjack’ Hartley. “A vicious and violent white criminal who rose to the top by putting in serious work – the only way to gain the rank and respect of his peers and enemies. He joined the Aryan Brotherhood to belong and was one the guys in the 1970’s that the other AB’s looked up too. He would be the first to go on any mission if it were for the cause.”
Serving multiple life sentences, Mills became a leader when the first wave of AB members started causing havoc in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in the early 1970s. Heavily muscled with a thick moustache, the career prison gangster’s been incarcerated for the better part of his life. Fostering an ingrained hatred for the system following a 1969 armed robbery conviction and a subsequent eye injury suffered at San Quentin in a knife fight with Mexican prisoners. “He joined the AB because he was fascinated by their warrior philosophy and their sense of brotherhood,” says Brook. “The AB projected an ambience of power in prison. In addition, the AB provided protection from other prison gangs.”
While in San Quentin, Mills helped the AB plan a bank robbery in Fresno. Although he didn’t participate in the robbery, when the bank robbers were caught, one of them made a deal and told of Mills’ role in the planning. Mills got 20 years in the feds. They transported him to USP Atlanta, where he met Tyler ‘Hulk’ Bingham, another member of the AB. Mills and Bingham recruited, organised and expanded the AB throughout the feds and state prison. They established a hierarchal organisation that took orders from a three-man Federal Commission that directed an expansive system of murder, drugs and racketeering inside prisons and outside prisons.
“He was a very violent kid,” says Hartley. “He became a leader in the federal prison system and opened up recruiting to grow the gang. Barry has always been highly respected by the gang.” The AB established ties with jailed Mafia crime bosses like Oreste ‘Ernie Boy’ Abbamonte, ‘Little Nicky’ Scarfo and John Gotti. Associates from other gangs like the Dirty White Boys, Nazi Low Riders and PEN1 lined up to do the AB’s dirty work, flooding every prison they were housed at with heroin and shipping the proceeds back to California to be disbursed between other jailed members and leaders of the gang.
“When the Teflon Don was in prison he made a deal with Mills,” says Brooks. “Gotti would hook Mills up with a hotshot attorney to appeal his murder case if Mills would provide protection for Gotti in prison. Gotti reneged on the deal, so Mills put out the word that the AB was no longer protecting Gotti. Subsequently, Gotti was attacked in the prison yard by another inmate. Gotti crawled back to the AB, begging for protection. After that Gotti had to pay over large sums of money to the AB for protection.”
In 2002, the feds indicted Mills along with the whole leadership of the gang and tried to give them the death penalty. Prosecutors said Mills was responsible for 14 murders, dating back two decades, and that he was responsible for inciting a prison race war with the DC Blacks, another prison gang consisting of African-American prisoners from Washington DC, in 1997 at USP Lewisburg. The jury convicted Mills and his codefendants on multiple RICO counts of assault, murder, drug dealing, and extortion, but the jury refused to give Mills and his fellow AB members the death penalty. He’s currently serving a prison sentence of four consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole at the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility Prison in Colorado, the highest security prison in the United States, where he’s locked down in a cell 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All in all thats still gotta be a terrible way to spend your days. Every day locked down in ADX Florence for the rest of your life. Brutal !!!
No not brutal, it is a sufficient way of punishment to give him death because he killed others will be relief, are an easy way out an immediate solution to an problem….. Most criminals once caught are at very point of being captured would say are ask just kill me are just immediately kill themselves as a quick out punishment…… No let him live restricted behind bars… If u give him freedom to roam n access to commune with others he will continue to torment, kill, n abuse others… Evidence proves this…. Let him live n be able to think freely without the ability to go are commune are even roam about… An lovely idea…. Only feed him… Love is the greatest punishment and by restricted benefits..and as the man Charlie Olson said it is an terrible way to live rest of ur life lock down…. Yes it would be for an normal loving humble caring rightminded nonevil hearted air breathing thing of life, meaning people, mammal, are animals, that is unbiased to other air breathers and unevilhearted and unevilminded…. See he and the rest of the ABs are so
The fuck are you talking bout
Agreed. The fuck you talking bout lame
Your mother’s a whore
There is no proof whatsoever (but plenty to the contrary) that the death penalty stops violent crime. Historically, societies that used capital punishment have had higher instances of murder and other violent crimes. The AB is a product of the prison system; you can see how obvious this is when you look at the conditions of prisons in countries without 3 strike laws and Cap Pun (ie 99% of them). Giving the state the right to take life is never the answer.
There is plenty of scholarly evidence to show the death penalty has a deterrent effect and that removing it has the opposite effect. You’re making a false assertion. One such example is Vicente Fox ending capital punishment in Mexico on March 15, 2005 and the homicide rate rapidly escalating. In 2005, the homicide rate was 9.1 of 100k in Mexico… by 2017 it was 24.8 of 100k (data from The World Bank).
Then there’s the moral reasons for the state to execute murderers (NOT to be confused with people killing in self-defense, defense of innocents, or legal kills by those in the military and law enforcement). “If a society persists in refusing to take the life of those conclusively proven to have deliberately and violently taken others’ lives, then that society will stand under God’s judgment and the value, worth, dignity and respect for persons in that society and nation will diminish accordingly.” Kaiser, W. C., Jr., Davids, P. H., Bruce, F. F., & Brauch, M. T. (1996). Hard sayings of the Bible (p. 116). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.
Karma’s a cruel mistress, huh?
Lived as a Man..
Died as a Man..
More than can be said for most people…
Not a man fool, a fucking monster.
Yeah, a real asset to society he was.
R.I.P. Barry ‘Baron’ Mills!!
You were a TRUE warrior.
Valhalla is your home now.
What a sad life an then to died alone in prison and go to hell what was the purpose. He didn’t get rich didn’t live lavish like most crime bosses hell did he even ever have a woman he spent most of his life behind bars at least John Gotti got to enjoy some of his life as a gangster. Just a sad way to live and die
Hahahahaha NICHT REICH!!??!!?? Hahahahaaaaaaaa Der Mann hatte mehr Geld als du und der Rest Deiner Familie Jehhhhhmals im Leben Verdient….
Ok. Give us the real lil man! AB run shit!
Walhalla ??? Du Dummkopf…Er war kein Norweger!!! AB ist kein Nazi Verein…du dümmer junge!!! Krieger JA das war ER……
There’s mire monsters in our government! If we only knew what these lying politicians do and have done, and who they have had killed you get there way!
Rest on peace Barry mills 14/88
14/88–The 14 words and Hail Hitler, huh?
Wow, yet another lost soul and foolish person who lives life perpetually hating. Are you not aware that hating another rots your own soul? Try to change. You’ll be amazed what a burden you’ll no longer carry.
rip Baron 14/88
rip Demon Henry
R.I.P. Barry Mills. 16/23 14/88
I knew Barry before he killed Marsloff.
He was definitely a bad mother fucker.
He lived and breathed that AB shit.
The DC BLACKS created a lot of racial hostility and did what he thought he had to do.
Where you from
Hard way to live but that’s the life that he chose, no one put a gun to his head he thought it was a normal life style, definitely someone not to fuck with, doesn’t seem like when he was dying he regretted his life style, in the end we all will be judged by god
He was a hero and He died as a Hero we will remember him 4ever
Til Valhalla Brothers
Boy boy boy people run their jibs an don’t have a clue ha ha ha I can’t beleave half the buuuuu chit these Lames Say ….they read to many books an Google to much. If u comment on my brothers on line u a rat ! Point blank!…think on that . These fools been to da pen a couple times an all of a sudden they a gangster.ha ha wow ! Stay off the wire. Leave my people alone.PC ass mo Fos. U Kno who u are ! LnR toy brothers in Sac…Lilman CCC…..
Ok. Give us the real lil man! AB run shit!
Died a fucking warrior
169% agree with yall that he was amazing, even as a criminal.
Ab still around. Tryler runs correct?
Mills was scum. Not even much “aryan” about him, if you have a look at his family tree. The nazis would have rejected such a steroid-bloated abomination.
U fucking weirdo !