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Mexican Mafia (La Eme)
Type of Gang:
Originated in the mid-1950s at the Duel Vocational
Institute in Tracy, California.
~ Specific tattoo (handprint with M)
~ The Mexican Mafia instructs its members to:
1. Never informing
2. No homosexual acts
3. No cowardice
Violation of any of these can result in a death sentence.
1. Had to be Most violent inmate
2. Had to have completed at least one "hit" or stabbing
Their status in the gang was based on their seniority and dedication.
Dedication was proved by how many assaults they had engaged in.
-- Controlled the narcotic traffic throughout most of California prisons.
-- Killings, rebelling, robbery, forgery, and destruction of prison property.
Impact on Society:
*The fight for survival within the United States' prison system has
created a subculture full of racism, hate, and violence.
*The influence outside the prison system also involved the control of
drug smuggling and distribution.
The Mexican Mafia Today:
*Today, the Mexican Mafia is thought to have at least 100 members only those who have sever a time in prison and have rose through the ranks.
*While some are still in prisons, most are free in Southern California.
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