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#667625 - 09/24/12 10:05 PM DC Blacks Prison Gang
Scorsese Offline

Registered: 10/11/11
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An african american prison gang with a very notorious reputation and they also went to war with the aryan brotherhood after two of their members were stabbed. There not as well known as the other gangs so i couldn't find that much even other prison gangs seem to be wary of them. Ive put what ive found together.

The D.C. Blacks is an African-American prison gang in the United States whose members are from Washington D.C.. They are allied with the Black Guerrilla Family and some other black prison gangs. The Aryan Brotherhood is one of their main enemies.[1]

The DC Blacks are prisoners from Washington DC who usually make up 10 percent of the overall federal prison population. They are well schooled in violence from their time spent at Lorton the infamous DC penitentiary, and are notorious for pressuring prisoners for sex.

ex-guard 2 years ago
[/quote]A lot of people don't understand how hard the DC Blacks are. I work the yards of USP Atwater (California) and saw some of the crazy things they did (raping, robbing, stabbings, and gunning down male and female guards). But I have to say, they didn't have power on the yard like they did on the eastcoast due to numbers. The Crips and Surenos pretty much ran the yard. I remember when a few DCs transferred to Atwater and started robbing inmates that were running the stores not knowing the westcoast yards rules. Soon after, the Crips, the Bay Area, and GDs talked to them and the next thing I know, the DC shotcallers made those dudes checked into the SHU. One Crip dude told me that DCs and other east coast inmates are tolerated as long as they don't interfere with their hustle. However, they can not walk the yard at Victorville (DCs and Crips went at it in 2007 and a Crip dude got killed).[quote]

The violent race war that followed are at the center of the government’s 2002 indictment against the Aryan Brotherhood.

But an imprisoned member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang testified that the Aryan Brotherhood was severely outnumbered in the federal prison system by the DC Blacks.

Witness James "Doc" Holiday said there were at most 10 Aryan Brotherhood members at his prison, while the DC Blacks were "the majority."

Holiday said DC Blacks had a type of violent mentality that didn't exist among other prison gangs. He said the racial strife was largely instigated by the black gang, with the Aryan Brotherhood defending itself.

"Only the young and the foolish and the uninitiated would start something like that in prison," said Holiday, who is serving two life terms for drug violations.

Another inmate and member of the Crips testified that the white gang was vastly outnumbered by the DC Blacks and had to act in self-defense.

#667627 - 09/24/12 10:16 PM Re: DC Blacks Prison Gang [Re: Scorsese]
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April 26, 1983

The FBI memo, paraphrased here, read:

At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 9, 1982, in C-Block of the U.S. Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania a witness had found inmate Neil Baumgarten, bleeding profusely from the upper portion of his body… With the assistance of two inmates, the witness placed Baumgarten on a stretcher and he was thereafter transported to the Institution hospital.

At approximately 9:40 a.m., Baumgarten was provided emergency treatment for the estimated 15 puncture wounds to his upper chest, back and abdomen area. Due to the severity of Baumgarten’s condition, he was immediately transferred to a nearby civilian hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 10:00 a.m. …

The crime scene was searched but failed to produce any physical evidence.

The lone witness felt that the murder was in retaliation for the murder of Cadillac Smith which occurred at the USP, Marion, Illinois, earlier in 1982…

During the period from December 1982 to the present, information has been received and compiled indicating the presence of a large group of inmates with the USP, Lewisburg, which has organized into a retaliatory and murder organization. This group is comprised of Black inmates from the Washington, D.C. area and is known as the “D.C. Blacks”. A large segment of this group also has membership and/or ties with the Moorish Science Temple. Information has been received indicating that this group of inmates have banded together and have plotted the murders and attempted murders of white inmates at the USP their cause being the retaliation of the killing of Raymond “Cadillac” Smith who was purportedly murdered at the USP, Marion, Illinois, by incarcerated members of the Aryan Brotherhood (AB)…

To support the above information, on December 11, 1982, a U.S. Bureau of Prisons transcript of a "telephone conversation"… indicated an imminent “war” between the AB and the D.C. Blacks at the USP, Leavenworth, and USP, Lewisburg. The “war” was in retaliation over the murder of Raymond “Cadillac” Smith.

#667708 - 09/25/12 12:59 PM Re: DC Blacks Prison Gang [Re: Scorsese]
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Pete Earley in "The Hot House" wrote on page 105:

"The black inmates were from Washington D.C., and were known simply as "D.C. Blacks." They were one of the most difficult groups at Leavenworth for guards to control. Because it has limited jail space of its own, the nation's capital sends a disproportionate number of inmates into the federal system, and most are black, a reflection of the city's predominantly black population. At the Hot House, D.C. Blacks were the largest single ethnic group from any single city, and nearly all were well-schooled in violence. D.C. Blacks were especially notorious as "locker-knockers"--petty theives who ransacked the personal lockers of other inmates--and for pressuring new inmates for sex."

[/quote]Little Ceaser was first sent to lockdown at USP Marion after an attempted murder charge “on a rat that was trying to make bones to join the AB’s by cutting a borderline retarded brother’s throat,” he relates. “I pled out on the case and got a fresh 37 month sentence.” And a one way ticket to the toughest penitentiary in America at the time. “Marion was the toughest in regard to psychological effects. The early 80s was an era of aggression, an ear of murder as well as malicious wounding,” he says. “It was different then. Back then a motherfucker had to have good game on how to get out on the pound, be prone of violence or under somebody’s wing in some kinda way. I was fortunate enough to be around a lot of men. Convicts.” And as part of the feared DC Blacks gang Little Ceaser mad his way.[quote]


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