Advantages And Disadvantages Of Prison Gangs

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Some of the challenges that prison gangs face are confrontations against other group of gangs who are ready to fight, stab, and even beat you to death. Many prisoners believe that joining a gang will protect them from any harm and dangers they are vulnerable to facing in a prison. Most of the gang members have a tattoo symbol on their body, which represents their group. Gangs always hang out with their partners or other ‘teammates’; they feel like being in groups is the safest way to hang out in order to protect one another. If anybody ever says something about any of the gang secrets, the gang will immediately find out who it is and kill them for their betrayal. The gang does not care if they get in trouble; they believe they are doing the …show more content…
They have to adjust to a whole new curfew and to the fact that they won’t get to move around like they used to before in their new ‘home’. They also don 't get a peaceful bathroom to do their business. The only toilet paper they will be getting is two roles until the next 2 weeks. They get roomed with another person and have to adjust and try to figure out they will be sharing the small space. This will also give them the chance to show them not to mess with them or else they will face consequences. The prisoners are stuck inside a jail cell for maybe the rest of their lives or a few years. They are caged liked animals. Some of the prisoners go insane after a while because they can 't handle the whole incarceration deal. They aren’t able to go and eat whenever or whatever they want. There is a strict curfew about when they are allowed to eat. If they don’t like what they are serving for that day, well they have no choice unless they want to starve for the rest of the day. The quantity of what they can get is also limited, so they can’t get more even if they’re hungry. They have to learn to write only to a certain amount of people and be sure to not say something that will make prison guards suspicious of any weird activity since they are required to read their letters. Prisoners can also make some calls but not all time; the …show more content…
Rosalio Reta was a Mexican drug cartel hit man who was from Laredo. He was first hired to kill someone at the age of 13 and was convicted for all his illegal crimes until July 28, 2006, at the age of 17 (CNN). Reta was caught in Mexico and was sentenced to 30 years in a Mexican prison. His involvement in criminal gangs continued even when he was in prison. The Mexican Drug Cartel, who he was involved with, was a very powerful gang whose power had (and still has) no limits. During Reta’s stay in the Mexican prison, he was informed he was being looked to kill by his former gang because during his interrogation, he confessed many of the plans that the gang was planning to do. This terrified him to such extreme where he ended requesting to be transferred to an American prison. But in order for his request to be approved, he had to confess any crime that he committed while he was living in Laredo. He admitted to killing Moises Garcia while he was sitting in his car (Buch). This confession approved his request and was later on transferred to an American

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