Criminal Gangs: The Aryan Brotherhood Introduction In 2002, 40 members and associates of a prison gang known as the Aryan Brotherhood, including a former guard at the prison in Colorado, were indicted by the US Federal Government for inciting and committing murders within prison walls (BBC News, 2002). Although most of the alleged gang members were tried and later convicted for murder, the Aryan Brotherhood was known by federal investigators to also be responsible for conspiracy, extortion, robbery, narcotics trafficking and gang violence within prisons and also in various communities across the United States (BBC News, 2002). Although the Aryan Brotherhood takes its name from a neo-Nazi ideology, as Holthouse (2005) notes, they “covet...The end:
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