A federal correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon (FCI Sherican) was a confusing sight with his Three Percenter tattoo a couple years ago. His name is Logan Ballinger and although this author never asked him about his Three Percenter tattoo directly, he did overhear other inmates talking about it. One explanation suggested by an inmate that was at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge during the protests led by Ammon Bundy, was that Ballinger may have been a snitch and that tattoo was part of the act. He seemed to think he saw Ballinger at Malheur, but he did not seem sure. He did not seem to think that Ballinger was a real Three Percenter.
If Ballinger is a Three Percenter it is surprising to see him working for the federal government at a facility that was housing people associated with the Three Percenters at that time, especially since he had that tattoo, if he were a real Three Percenter he could not hide it. That at the very least should have been seen as a conflict of interest by FCI Sheridan Warden Richard Ives. Yet there he was guarding inmates with a Three Percenter logo clearly tattooed on the inside of his right forearm.
The Three Percenter bylaws say, "We are NOT anti-government. In fact, we are very pro-government, so long as the government abides by the Constitution," it would not be consistent with that statement for a member of that group to be working for a federal law enforcement agency at a time when the government is not abiding by the Constitution. The staff at FCI Sheridan routinely conduct illegal searches of inmate legal materials in violation of the Three Percenter oath which states, "I will NOT obey orders to conduct illegal searches of the American people." This author met Ballinger at the Federal Detention Center part of FCI Sheridan so Ballinger would have been violating the oath that states, "I will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under ANY pretext." Ballinger participated in cell searches and took property even though the Three Percenter oath states, "I will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies." FCI Sheridan does not permit inmates to exercise free speech or to peaceably assemble, and obstructs their ability to petition the government for a redress of grievances, so again Ballinger, if he is a Three Percenter, would have been violating his oath which includes, "I will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances."
After looking at what is required to be a Three Percenter, this author does not believe that Ballinger is one. It is not possible for a Three Percenter to honor his oath and work for the Bureau of Prisons in a correctional capacity.
-The Three Percenters produced a YouTube documentary about their group and you can watch it here: