According to an article in the California Correctional News, the Nazi Low Riders
are the fastest growing gang in the California prison system. They
originated in California Youth Authority during the 1970's at Preston
School of Industry, and recently have developed a power base from within
Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California. From this
power base, the NLR have spread hate throughout the State of California
and the prison system.
to recruit white members in the prison system from smaller, less active
prison gangs whose members are "looking for a place to park their
anger, hatred and predatory ways."
Over 1,000 NLR members have been identified in the system and because of their
propensity for violence toward staff and other inmates there is grave
It is believed that some of the NLR are aligned with, and owe allegiance to the Aryan
Brotherhood. Other members of the NLR see themselves as a separate entity
that will do anything to be more violent than the AB.