The Source: Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas Left Reeling After Federal Sweep
The Aryan Brotherhood is also known as the Brand or AB - it's a white supremacist prison gang and organized crime syndicate that strikes fear into virtually all who cross them.
It's unclear how many members they have. They make up about one percent of the prison population.-- but they are responsible for up to 30 percent of the murders in the federal prison system.
But now it's being reported that the Aryan Brotherhood is in chaos - after a federal law enforcement sweep that took down many of the leaders.
The resulting court documents have given us a view into this hidden world of violence - drug running - extortion - prostitution and murder for hire. But more importantly - how the Aryan Brotherhood maintained discipline with in it's ranks using almost medieval like torture practices.
- Dane Schiller wrote about this recently for the Houston Chronicle.