Barry Mills (Aryan Brotherhood)

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Barry Byron "The Baron" Mills (born 1948) is a leader of the Aryan Brotherhood (AB) prison gang. Mills was incarcerated into the California state prison system at a young age, where he rose in the ranks of the AB organization in the 1970s and 80s.[1][2]

Mills, from Windsor, California, was first incarcerated in 1967, and jailed for a year in a county lockup. He entered the California state prison system after an armed robbery in 1969, and has been jailed almost continually since then.[3] He became involved with the AB in San Quentin Prison, where the group originated in 1964. He was convicted of nearly decapitating another inmate in a Georgia maximum-security prison in 1979.[2][3] According to a federal indictment, Mills was involved in the consolidation of the AB power structure in 1980, where he assumed a seat in a three-member "federal commission" for the gang.[3] Along with Tyler Bingham, he expanded the operations of the AB in federal and state prisons, moving the group into narcotics dealing and racketeering.[4]

In March 2006, Mills, along with three other leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood, including Bingham, were indicted for numerous crimes, including murder, conspiracy, drug trafficking, and racketeering. [5][6] Tyler Bingham and Barry Mills were convicted of murder and sent back to United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility Prison (ADX) in Florence, Colorado where they are serving life sentences without the possibility of parole.

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  1. ^ Richards, Toni (August 30, 2006). "Leader of Aryan Brotherhood Deserves to Live, Lawyer Says". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Grann, David (February 16 & 23, 2004). "The Brand". Annals of Crime. The New Yorker. 
  3. ^ a b c Colt, Michael (November 12, 2002). "Windsor man called leader of prison gang". The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA). Archive Article ID: 0211120151 (NewsBank).  Unauthorised reprint by CultEducation.com
  4. ^ Atkins, Stephen (2011). Encyclopedia of right-wing extremism in modern American history. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. p. 155. ISBN 1598843508. 
  5. ^ "Divided by bars and colour". BBC. 5 December 2002. Retrieved 15 June 2007. 
  6. ^ United States v. Barry Byron Mills, et al.
  • National Geographic documentary - Aryan Brotherhood.

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