The Black Guerrilla Family prison gang is a strong and ruthless organization that has a stronghold in the federal prisons system. Also known as the BGF this African American prison and street gang was founded in 1966 in the walls of San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California.
Like all prison gangs, the BGF expanded from inside the prison walls to outside street gangs that total into the thousands. With this power the gan expanded on ways to make money from the robbery to selling drugs on a much larger scale. The main rival of this gan is the Aryan Brotherhood. These two gangs are major rivals within the prisons system today.
200-300 Full Members
50,000 Associates within prison and out
Black Guerrilla Family Oath
If I should ever break my stride, or falter at my comrade’s side, this oath will kill me. If my word should ever prove untrue, should I betray the chosen few, this oath will kill me. If I submit to greed or lust or misuse the people’s trust, this oath will kill me. Should I be slow to take a stand or show fear of a man, this oath will kill me. If I grow lax in discipline, in time of strife refuse my hand, this oath will kill me. Long live the spirit of George Jackson, long live the spirit of the Black Guerrilla Family
History of the Black Guerrilla Family
The BGF was founded in 1966 by George Jackson and W.L. Nolen while they were incarcerated while being in prison at San Quentin State Prison in California. This prison gang was founded during the Black Power Movement. Over time the Black Guerrilla Family moved more into an organized crime of drug dealings, murder, robbery, and auto theft.
How does the BGF make money?
The BFG makes money by moving drugs, auto theft, and murder. Within Prison, the BFG control many areas of the prison. It is said they have guards on their side that help in moving narcotics. Currently, it is under the assumption that most of Marylands prisons system is under control of the Black Guerrilla Family inside prison walls.
What are the symbols and markings of a Black Guerrilla Family member
A dragon climbing a tower or the numbers 2-7-6 are the main markings you see on BFG members.
The BGF rivals and allies
Rivals of the BGF
- Aryan Brotherhood
- American Mafia
- Mexican Mafia
- Texas Syndicate
- Gulf Cartel
- Serbian Mafia
Allies of the BGF
- Black Liberation Army
- Latin Kings
- Dean Man Inc.
- Gangster Disciples
- Nuestra Family