Present and Future
In 1979, The "Prison Motorcycle Brotherhood"
first emerged in the Florida Department of Corrections. It was founded by Big Jim Nolan (Ex -President of Outlaws M.C. "South
FLA chapter") who was doing time in FLA D.O.C. They then ecpanded through out 19 Institutions in Florida and had a solid reputation
for taking care of business. Then, over the next nine years the Florida Department of Corrections began changing. More institutions
were being built, many brothers were being released from the prison system, other Prison Brotherhoods began to arise within
the FLA DOC, and by 1988 PMB ceased to exist as a formal structure. What began with many good intentions and strong wills
broke into a few individual patched brothers scattered across over 57 Prisons in the state of Florida.
PMB's beginnings, the outlaws MC President Big Jim Nolan utilized PMB brothers upon their release. Any PMB patch holder was
welcomed to become an outlaws MC "Hang Around", and possibly prospect for them at a later time. It was a way of recruiting
Solid Brothers who weren't intimidated by doing a stretch locked down behind the wire. PMB Brotherw always made excellent
prospects for 1%er clubs. PMB brothers are often hardened by doing past ime, smarter through trial and error, and even more
entrusting of the system who locked them down to being with so the Outlaws M.C. capitalized upon that.
In 1981-1982, a different independent chapter of the "Prison Motorcycle
Brotherhood" emerged in the Minnesota Correctional Facilities. Totally unaware of their brothers in Florida. The PMB-Minnesota
used a different patch design than the chapters in Flordia. PMB within Minnesota Correctional Facilites put forth a lot of
time, effort, and dedication to insure P.M.B.'s foundations were their to build upon. Due to the personal ifices of PMB patched
brothers in the early 1980's who lead by the example of thier actions, PMB was able to survive and expand over 25 years time.
In the mid 1980's PMB-MN filed with the government, to be an officially recognized club. Howeverthey lost their legal status
in 1990 when a major drug bust went down at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater Minnesota. and several P.M.B.
Brothers were found guilty in that raid.Many in the Minnesota Department of Corrections administration thought that after
the bust that it would be the end of PMB. They couldn't have been further from the truth. If anything it made PMB-MN brothers
much more dteremined what most figured would've broken PMB apart, it had a uniting effect and was a learning experience. From
1990 PMB really began to spread through out the state of Minnesota. Soon PMB was not only firmly established within every
institution n the state, but PMB began to run things and dominate the MCF in its own way. The Prison Motorcycle Brotherhood
in Minnesota has some thing very few prison systems in America can claim to have: True Brotherhood. PMB is so firmly established
and numbers so high per prison, that it is almost unheard of in any states. We can learn a great deal from our brothers up
their on how to conduct the Brotherhoods daily business.
The Prison Motorcycle Brotherhood is expanding its horizons. PMB was founded within MCF-Minnesota in the early 1990’s
by a few solid brothers. Today we proudly boast that our “Mother
Chapter” within MCF-Minnesota are firmly established in “every” state prison in Minnesota, as well as the
fact our Brothers Run Shit in the Minnesota Correctional Facilities. We can all
learn a great deal from our Brothers in Minnesota whehood is expanding its horizons. PMB was founded within MCF-Minnesota
in the early 1990’s by a few solid brothers. Today we proudly boast that
our “Mother Chapters” within MCF-Minnesota are firmly established in “every” state prison in Minnesota,
as well as the fact our Brothers Run Shit in the Minnesota Correctional Facilities.
We can all learn a great deal from our Brothers in Minnesota when it comes to taking care of Business.