On the streets of Lagos, it is not the police who wield power but gangs of fight-hardened young men known as Area Boys. Louis spends time with several outfits, joining them as they patrol their turf, clash with local rivals and keep the peace in a brutal and haphazard fashion. The main income for the Area Boys is an arbitrary and unofficial form of taxation, extracted from local businesses and com
In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss' villa: a list of the Mafia's most sacred laws. It's an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world; and reveal what happened when gangland began to question the so-called 'Ten Commandments of the Mafia'
Part 3 - PrisonIn San Salvador , El Salvador 3220 km of Los Angeles ' Eighteen street ' , there is a gang known as "18 "and reign over their territory as an armed militia. In the mid 90's , thousands of Salvadoran who lived illegally in the U.S. were deported to their homeland . Some brought LA gang culture with their back to a country ravaged by poverty and awash with weapons was .
Fourteen Days in May is a documentary directed by Paul Hamann. The program recounts the final days before the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, an American prisoner convicted of rape and murder. Johnson protested his innocence and claimed that his confession had been made under duress. He was executed in Mississippi’s gas chamber on May 20, 1987.The documentary crew, given access to the prison
This series tells the true stories that would be any traveller’s worst nightmare – when a holiday in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison abroad.Through graphic dramatic reconstruction, each film tells the story of someone who’s been arrested and thrown into a foreign prison. It could be for smuggling drugs, falling foul of local corrupt policemen or for being duped into
Louis has gained access to Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, which houses more than 500 of the most disturbed criminals in America, convicted paedophiles. Most have already served lengthy prison sentences, but have been deemed unsafe for release. Instead, they have been sent here for an indefinite time. Spending time with those undergoing treatment, Louis wrestles with whether he can ever al
Criminal Minds on MSNBC. It’s part of MSNBC’s Lockup series. On this special they highlight nine of the most violent inmates the series has ever interviewed. Even if you don’t like watching shows about prison, inmates, etc., this one is a must-watch for those who care about self-defense because it shows the worst of what you might have to deal with: Someone who has nothing to lose. Nine of the mos
In this episode, our producers take you behind the scenes and behind prison walls. You will see how the monotony of prison life can push some inmates to the brink. While some use the time wisely, other inmates self-destruct.
A hard hitting documentary about the lives of inmates in Santa Martha jail in Mexico and Lurigancho Prison in Peru. Due to overcrowding prison guards are forced to hand some control to longer term inmates with interesting results.