Dirty White Boys prison gang is believed to have originated in the federal system in 1985 and stems from the name of a prison softball team. As the name implies it is a "white" gang but does not appear to have white supremacy philosophies. It is found in many of the Federal Institutions and is associated with the Aryan Brotherhood, Texas Syndicate, Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and possibly the Mexican Mafia.
A members tattoo is referred to as his "patch" and includes the outline of his home state (Texas, California, etc.)
The Dirty White Boys prison gang criminal activity primarily involves drugs.