In what increasingly appears to be an all-out fight between white-supremacist prison gangs and law enforcement, the feds are taking their incarcerated rivals very seriously. In a remarkable move, following the murders of two local prosecutors in Texas, a federal prosecutor reportedly withdrew Wednesday from a huge case there against the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, or ABT, for “security reasons.”
Seth Ferranti, who’s serving a 25-year sentence for drug trafficking and writes regularly about prisons and prisoners at Gorilla Convict, spoke to two Texas inmates with firsthand experience with the ABT:
The Aryan Brotherhood was formed in the cauldron of hate that raged at San Quentin prison in California during the volatile 1960s. Since its inception, membership has spread nationally as the group evolved from a racist brotherhood that protected white inmates into a big-time moneymaking operation and as splinter groups emerged in states including Texas, Florida, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.