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WMU SOC 3650 - Prison Gangs

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Prison Gangs Format of Presentation Six of the Oldest and Best KnownThe Mexican Mafia: La EmeTattoos of the Mexican MafiaLa Nuestra Familia Tattoos of La Nuestra FamiliaBlack Guerrilla FamilyBGF TattoosAryan BrotherhoodTattoos of the ABTattoos of the ABNetaNeta MembersTexas SyndicateTexas Syndicate TattoosSummary Gang Activities Administrative Problems Solutions/ProblemsRecommended MoviesPrison Tattooing CultureCommon Prison Tattoo MeaningsPrison TattoosRussian Prison Tattooing . The number of spires or towers can represent the years a prisoner has been incarcerated, or number of times they have been impMilitary insignia and epaulet tattoos are often used to signify criminal accomplishments or some other aspect of a prisoner's A cat tattoo represents a prisoner's past life as a thief. A single cat signifies that the criminal acted alone, while severalPrison GangsPrison GangsOfficially- Security Threat GroupsFormat of PresentationFormat of PresentationDiscuss the 6 best known prison gangsDiscuss the 6 best known prison gangsLearn their racial makeupLearn their racial makeupOriginsOriginsCharacteristicsCharacteristicsIdentifiersIdentifiersView their images and tattoosView their images and tattoosEnemies and AlliesEnemies and AlliesSix of the Oldest and Best KnownSix of the Oldest and Best KnownMexican MafiaMexican MafiaNuestra FamiliaNuestra FamiliaBlack Guerrilla FamilyBlack Guerrilla FamilyAryan BrotherhoodAryan BrotherhoodNetaNetaTexas SyndicateTexas SyndicateThe Mexican Mafia: La EmeThe Mexican Mafia: La EmeRacial MakeupRacial Makeup--Mexican American Mexican American ––From urban Los Angeles.From urban Los Angeles.OriginsOrigins--Formed in the late 1950s at Duel Formed in the late 1950s at Duel Vocational Center (California).Vocational Center (California).CharacteristicsCharacteristics––Ethnic SolidarityEthnic Solidarity––Focus on Drug TraffickingFocus on Drug Trafficking––Each prison has separate leadersEach prison has separate leaders––Known for being extremely violentKnown for being extremely violentIdentifiers/tattoosIdentifiers/tattoos––Initials EMEInitials EME––Initials M MInitials M M––Single hand printSingle hand print––New MM New MMTattoos of the Mexican MafiaTattoos of the Mexican MafiaEnemies of the MMEnemies of the MM––Nuestra Familia Nuestra Familia ––Black Guerrilla FamilyBlack Guerrilla FamilyAlliesAllies––Aryan BrotherhoodAryan Brotherhood––Urban Latino gangsUrban Latino gangsLa Nuestra Familia La Nuestra Familia Racial MakeupRacial Makeup--Mexican AmericanMexican American––From northern/rural CaliforniaFrom northern/rural CaliforniaOriginsOrigins––1960s in Soledad Prison California1960s in Soledad Prison California––Purpose to protect young rural Mexican American inmates from othPurpose to protect young rural Mexican American inmates from othersersCharacteristics Characteristics ––Street and prison componentsStreet and prison components––Deep hatred between MM and Nuestra FamiliaDeep hatred between MM and Nuestra Familia––Blood in blood out membershipBlood in blood out membership––Reputation for violenceReputation for violence19771977--1982 responsible for 136 murders in prison.1982 responsible for 136 murders in prison.––Membership extends beyond prisonMembership extends beyond prisonIdentifiersIdentifiers––Wearing red flagsWearing red flags––Favor large tattoosFavor large tattoos––Initial NFInitial NF––Norte or Northern in large lettersNorte or Northern in large letters––Number 14 for the letter NNumber 14 for the letter N––Sombrero with DaggerSombrero with DaggerTattoos of La Nuestra FamiliaTattoos of La Nuestra FamiliaEnemiesEnemies––Mexican MafiaMexican Mafia––Texas SyndicateTexas Syndicate––Aryan BrotherhoodAryan BrotherhoodAlliesAllies––Black Guerrilla FamilyBlack Guerrilla FamilyBlack Guerrilla FamilyBlack Guerrilla FamilyRacial MakeupRacial Makeup––African AmericanAfrican AmericanOriginsOrigins––Founded in San Quentin State Prison 1966 by former Founded in San Quentin State Prison 1966 by former Black Panther member George Jackson.Black Panther member George Jackson.CharacteristicsCharacteristics––The BGF is the most political of all the prison gangsThe BGF is the most political of all the prison gangs––Revolutionary group with goals of:Revolutionary group with goals of:Overthrowing U.S. governmentOverthrowing U.S. governmentEradicating racismEradicating racismPreserving dignity in prisonPreserving dignity in prison––Membership for life, death oathMembership for life, death oathIdentifiersIdentifiers––AntiAnti--government mentality/philosophygovernment mentality/philosophy––Cross sabers and shotgun tattoosCross sabers and shotgun tattoos––Black dragon overtaking prison tower tattooBlack dragon overtaking prison tower tattooBGF TattoosBGF TattoosEnemiesEnemies––Aryan BrotherhoodAryan Brotherhood––Mexican MafiaMexican Mafia––Texas SyndicateTexas SyndicateAlliesAllies––La Nuestra FamiliaLa Nuestra Familia––Black Street GangsBlack Street GangsAryan BrotherhoodAryan BrotherhoodRacial MakeupRacial Makeup––White ChristiansWhite ChristiansOriginsOrigins––Founded in San Quentin State Prison 1967Founded in San Quentin State Prison 1967CharacteristicsCharacteristics––White supremacist and neoWhite supremacist and neo--Nazi ideologyNazi ideology––Splinter groups have formedSplinter groups have formedAB from Federal System and California do not recognize them and AB from Federal System and California do not recognize them and may force tattoo removalmay force tattoo removal––Lifelong membershipLifelong membership––A hit for the gang or significant act of violence required for A hit for the gang or significant act of violence required for membershipmembership––Have been known to set up white inmates for rape by minorities Have been known to set up white inmates for rape by minorities to encourage them to join, or to threaten them into protection to encourage them to join, or to threaten them into protectionIdentifiersIdentifiers––Heavily TattooedHeavily


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