United Blood Nation

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United Blood Nation
Founding location Rikers Island, New York City, New York
Years active 1993–present
Territory United States
Ethnicity Primarily African- American
Membership 7,000 [1]
Criminal activities Murder, Drug trafficking, Prostitution and Racketeering

United Blood Nation, simply known as U.B.N is a prison gang formed in 1993 within the New York City jail system on Rikers Island's George Mochen Detention Center.[2] G.M.D.C (Sometimes called C-73) was used to segregate problem inmates from the rest of the detention center. The gang was formed to protect themselves from members of the Ñetas and Latin Kings gangs.[2] They are one of the largest gangs in New York City.

Members of this gang were known for burning three triangular shape circles on their upper right arm to show affiliation to it. Some members would tattoo a bulldog's face on their right hand, the numbers 031 and letters M.O.B to identify themselves from outsiders also.

In 2012, the gang was estimated to have between 7,000 to 15,000 members along the eastern corridor of the United States.[2]


The Nine Trey Gangsters gang has been described as a set (affiliate) of United Blood Nation, and (as of May 2014), "the first unified Blood gang alliance on the East Coast".[3]

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