La Gran Familia, also known as La Fam, is an Hispanic highly-organized, ruthless crime organization in the United States, started in a Southern, California prison system in the late 1950's & created by Louis Huero Buff Flores. All street gangs under La Gran Familia call theirselves Sureños or Latin Kings & Latin Queens. Law enforcement officials report that La Gran Familia is the most powerful gang within the California prison system. Government officials state that there are currently 155–300 official members of La Gran Familia with around 990 associates who assist La Gran Familia in carrying out it's illegal activities in the hopes of becoming full members. Sureño & Latin King & Latin Queen street gangs and La Gran Familia are almost ethnically homogenous, that is, they consist of almost entirely of Hispanic members. When Sureños, Latin Kings & Latin Queens enter correctional facilities, they are required to put aside their rivalries and obey La Granor suffer possib Familia or suffer lethal consequences.