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April 8th 1997: the Federal ADX Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, the most secure in the United States. Without warning three inmates jump a fourth, kicking the man and stabbing him with home-made knives: prison justice is being carried out. The inmate being beaten has got himself on the wrong side of the Aryan Brotherhood, one of the most powerful and notorious gangs in the history of US prisons. Their calling card is violence. Gangland: Aryan Brotherhood s1 pilot, History 2007
Its history – which begins in the yards of California’s oldest penitentiaries. ibid.
‘The Aryan Brotherhood comes first.’ ibid.
The gang was expanding into new types of crime. ibid.
They began as the most notorious prison gang in Texas. They grew out of a disturbing ideology. They are the ABT, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. They rule the streets too. Nowhere is safe. Gangland s4e7: Aryan Terror, History 2009
A gang built on racial bigotry and violence. ibid.
The ABT developed a deep hatred for two black Texas prison gangs: the Mandingo Warriors and the Self Defence Family. ibid.
Drug profits help finance their brothers on the inside. ibid.
Columbus, the capital of Ohio and home to some 750,000 people … A criminal network to rival any city. Among the most notorious gangs here the Aryan Republican Army or ARA: ‘They’re misfits and losers, radical neo-nazi white supremacists who wanted to overthrow the federal government and install a white supremacist dictatorship, and they also really liked guns and bombs. Gangland s7e8: Army of Hate, History 2010
The ARA is also known as The Company. The gang has built a reputation for robbing banks: 22 since 1994 and pushing its racist agenda. ibid.
‘You’re either a predator or a prey.’ Gangsters: America’s Most Evil: Barry Mills s2e7, William Harris defence attorney
Mills: linked to at least fourteen deaths. ibid.
A small but vicious gang known as the Aryan Brotherhood. ibid.
‘John Gotti taught them how to be organised.’ ibid.
Gotti decided to stop paying off the AB. ibid.
1967: A race riot in the prison yard ... The Brotherhood was born. ibid.
He [Barry Mills] could not leave the Brotherhood behind ... The Fresno California heist ... He helped plan some bank robberies. ibid.
Barry Mills: the Baron of the Brotherhood. ibid.
Mills OK’d a serial spree on a par with a serial killer. ibid.
The Baron believed his Brotherhood was untouchable. In 1983 the AB hit the radar of the federal government. ibid.
Born in one of the deadliest prisons in America they fought to defend their brothers. How they went from a handful of white convicts battling to protect each other to a nationwide army more than 20,000 strong. Outlaw Empires: Aryan Brotherhood, 2012
By the 1970s the Aryan Brotherhood had established itself as one of the dominant gangs in the American prison system. ibid.
San Quentin: A war was raging between the Aryan Brotherhood and their arch rivals the Black Guerrilla Family. ibid.
Over two decades the Aryan Brotherhood had expanded to prisons all across America. ibid.
The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is one of the most violent hate groups in America. This white supremacist gang operates a criminal network from behind their prison bars. Inside the Aryan Brotherhood, Discovery 2010
As the ABT makes money it also attracts new recruits. ibid.
Thompson is ready to make his move against the existing leadership of the ABT. ibid.
The highest percentage of their income comes from methamphetamine. ibid.
Those who don’t make it often join Texas’s second largest white prison gang – the Aryan Circle. ibid.
The white supremacist hate group has become a brand. ibid.