What Are Some Prison Gangs in Texas?


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Some prison gangs in Texas include the Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Texas Syndicate. As of November 2015, there are 11 gangs recognized as security threat groups within the Texas prison system.

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Mexican Mafia members are usually Mexican-American and Hispanic inmates that partake in activities such as drug sales, murders, extortion, gang-related violence and assaults. The gang often uses killing as a way to intimidate enemies and rival gangs, resulting in overly gruesome murders. The Mexican Mafia is allied with another notorious Texas prison gang, the Aryan Brotherhood.

The Aryan Brotherhood originated in San Quentin prison in California. The gang primarily accepts white male members and displays white supremacist characteristics. The Texas Syndicate originated in Folsom State Prison as a means to defend native Texan inmates from other prison gangs such as the Mexican Mafia and Aryan Brotherhood.

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