The Aryan Brotherhood was founded by white supremacists Barry Mills and Tyler Bingham in 1964 at the San Quentin state prison. The prison gang was created as a way to protect white inmates from predatory black inmates, but its cause transformed into revenue when the gang began gaining power. The gang’s founding fathers were Irish-American bikers and adopted the 3 leaf clover as its official symbol. The highly organized prison gang is one of the most violent white supremacist groups in the nation and is accountable for over 100 bloody murders throughout its existence. Aryan Brotherhood leaders have been the recent target of the FBI, DEA and ATF who are trying to dismantle the ruthless gang. The AB was added on the police hit list after a series of brutal murders and assaults on law enforcement officials. The Aryan Brotherhood is one of the largest prison gangs in the nation and has branches in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia,, Kansas Ohio and Colorado.



Major prison gangs sometimes chapter-off or splinter from their mother organization. This may have been the case of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. How the California born Aryan Brotherhood, one of America's first all white penetentiary gangs, found its way inside prisons across Texas remains unconfirmed but 3 facts do remain.

Fact #1: The Aryan Brotherhood has been active in Texas prisons since the early 1970's.

Fact #2: The Aryan Brotherhood remains one of Texas' most dangerous all-white prison gangs.

Fact#3: The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas DOES NOT use the same "patch" or gang symbol as that of their California based founding chapter. While the AB of California incorporates a Neo-Nazi swastika and shamrock on their "patch", the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas doen not and instead uses a Neo-Nazi swastika, a sword and 3 poitned shield.

The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas are active in narcotics distribution in both big cities and small towns across Texas.



Symbols: Nazi symbols, Vikings and Shamrocks with 666, 88, 12.
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia,, Kansas Ohio and Colorado.
Alliances: Mexican Mafia
Members: 30,000
Racial make up: White
Threat: High


It is stated in several out-dated gang intelligence reports that Aryan Brotherhood and Mexican Mafia formed an "alliance" in 1971 in order to prevent new prison gangs from emerging in all California prisons. Both gangs declared war on Nuestra Familia and Black Guerrilla Family soon after the prison gangs originated. Many of todays AB chapters do not recogonize this so-called alliance and refuse to believe that such an agreement ever did exist.


The Aryan Brotherhood operates under a paramilitary structure of presidents, vice Presidents, Majors, Captains and lieutenants. The prison gang uses a committee of “council” members to govern branches across the nation.



In 1964, the Aryan Brotherhood is formed at the San Quentin prison.

On January 13, 1970 guards at the Soledad State Prison shoot and kill BGF co founder W.L. Nolen during a racial riot against Aryan Brotherhood members. (Imprisoned Intellectuals pg. 86)


On May 20, 1979, Barry "The Barron" Mills lures inmate John Sherman Marzloff into a bathroom stall at the United States penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia and nearly curs his head off.

In 1981, the Aryan Brotherhood is caught trying to smuggle several pounds of military c-4 explosives into the Folsom state prison in Represa, California. (Associated Press)

In 1982, the FBI starts a campaign called “Operation Musical Chairs” in an attempt to dismantle the Aryan Brotherhood. Members of the gang are isolated and moved to prisons all over the nation.

In 1982, the Aryan Brotherhood organizes a three-man commission in Chino, California. The “commission” oversees the gang’s nine-man “council”.

In 1983, after seeking retaliation on prison informant Steve Barnes, Aryan Brotherhood members break into Barnes fathers home and murder him with a gun shot to the head. (Associated Press)

On June 21, 1983, Aryan Brotherhood member Thomas Edward Silverstein murders fellow AB member Danny Atwell in the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. The murder was a result of Atwells refusal to smuggle drugs other than marijuana into prison for the group. (U.S. v. Silverstein, 737 F.2d 864 (C.A.10 (Kan.), 1984)

On Oct. 22, 1983, Aryan Brotherhood members fatally stab four correctional officers at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. (State v. Driscoll, 55 S.W.3d 350 (Mo., 2001) 

On May 14, 1985, Aryan Brotherhood member Robert Earl O'Neal brutally murders his black cell mate, Arthur Dade, in the Missouri State Penitentiary. (O'Neal v. Delo, 44 F.3d 655 (C.A.8 (Mo.)

On December 1, 1986, Aryan Brotherhood member David Dawson escapes from the Delaware Correctional Center near Smyrna, Delaware and breaks into the home of Madeline Kisner. Dawson brutally murders Kisner before stealing her car. Dawson v. Delaware, 503 U.S. 159, 112 S.Ct. 1093, 117 L.Ed.2d 309 (1992)


On January 22, 1989, Aryan Brotherhood member Brian Seabourn shoots and kills fellow member Kenneth Lawton Stewart because Stewart refuses to participate in a murder plot. (In re Lawley, 179 P.3d 891, 74 Cal.Rptr.3d 92, 42 Cal.4th 1231 (Cal., 2008)

In 1990, federal officials transfer members of the Aryan Brotherhood and other highly organized gangs to the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado.

On July 13, 1992, Aryan Brotherhood members murder inmate Daniel Shettler at Colorado's Limon Correctional Facility. The victim was strangled with a rope. (Blecha v. People, 962 P.2d 931 (Colo., 1998)


In April 1993, Aryan Brotherhood members kill Corrections Officer Robert Vallandingham during a riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio. (State v. Were, 2005 Ohio 376 (OH 2/4/2005), 2005 Ohio 376 (OH, 2005)

On March 24, 1995, Aryan Brotherhood member Robert Scully is released from the Pelican Bay State Prison and is arrested six days later for the murder of a police officer.

In May 1995, members of the Aryan Brotherhood and Nazi Lowriders murder Steve Hampton by slicing his throat with a razor blade. The gang’s motive to murder was because Hampton was incarcerated for child molestation. (People v. Schmaus, 135 Cal.Rptr.2d 521, 109 Cal.App.4th 846 (Cal. App., 2003)


On 1997, Aryan Brotherhood leaders Barry Mills and T.D. Bingham order a race war on the DC Blacks prison gang at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. 2 black inmates are brutally murdered and 7 are seriously injured. (U.S. v. Sahakian, 453 F.3d 905 (7th Cir., 2006)


On June 1997 the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas initiate a surprise attack on the Crips gang inside the maximum security John B. Connally prison near San Antonio, Texas. Several Crips are stabbed repeatedly, leaving 3 offenders critically wounded. (Gang Intelligence 101)

On Christmas Day 2000, Aryan Circle members stab and murder an Aryan Brotherhood prospect at the J.B. Connally state prison. (Gang Intelligence 101)

On 2002, U.S. Marshals raid prisons across the nation. They round up the entire suspected leadership of the Aryan Brotherhood. (Associated Press)

October 19, 2002, Forty Aryan Brotherhood members are indicted on federal racketeering charges for murder, extortion, drug trafficking and robbery. (Associated Press)

On March 14, 2006, Aryan Brotherhood leaders, Barry "The Baron" Mills, Tyler "The Hulk" Bingham, Christopher Gibson and Edgar "Snail" Hevle are all convicted of 16 counts of murder, conspiracy and racketeering. (Associated Press)

On June 7, 2006, Aryan Brotherhood member Pete Van Winkle is caught on video murdering Robert Leroy Cotton in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona. (Associated Press)


On 2006, three members of the Texas Aryan Brotherhood murder fellow member James Padgett for supplying methamphetamine to one of the members sisters.(Newell v. State, No. 2-07-465-CR (Tex. App. 12/11/2008) (Tex. App., 2008)


January 10, 2007, Aryan Brotherhood leaders Robert “Blinky” Griffin, 58, and John “Youngster” Stinson, 52, face charges on (RICO). (Associated Press)


On November 2012 Dozens of members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas are rounded up by state and federal agents on charges of drug distribution, capital murder, multiple attempted murders, kidnapping, arson, gambling and extortion. The high ranking ABT gang generals are identified as Terry Ross Blake, 55; Charles Lee Roberts, 68; Larry Max Bryan, 51; and William David Maynard, 42. Source (Associated Press) Full Report



ARYAN CIRCLE - The AC is a violent prison gang that operates under a paramilitary structure..................

ARYAN WARRIORS - In 1988, the Aryan Warriors is founded in the Nevada State Prison...........................

DIRTY WHITE BOYS - The Dirty White Boys formed in the 1985 in a federal prison in Ashland, Kentucky

EUROPEAN KINDRED - On April 20, 1998, white supremacist David Patrick Kennedy forms the EK.........

NAZI LOWRIDERS - The NLR has recently began choosing the color of money over the color of skin........

TEXAS MAFIA - TM avoids Nazi ideology and instead focused on making illegal money in prison................

VOLKSFRONT - The Volksfront express their racist philosophy through music and the internet..................

WHITE KNIGHTS - In 1991 offenders form the White Knights in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

211 CREW - Just like of most prison gangs, the 211 Crew prey on weaker prison inmates of all races.........



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