John "Boxer" Mendoza is a former high-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia. He was part of the organization from 1994 to 2007 and was incarcerated at various California prisons, such as San Quentin, Pelican Bay, and Corcoran.
He was a member of the Nuestra Raza before rising to the rank of commander in the Nuestra Familia. Mendoza speaks with Insider about rivalry with the Mexican Mafia and Aryan Brotherhood, corrupt prison guards, attacks and uprisings, weapons, and yard fights. He also talks about life inside the gang, from rules to prison tattoos and methods of communication in jail.
Nowadays he has a TRshow channel called Paradigm Media News, where he does interviews with other former gang members and talks about life since leaving prison. He is the author of "Nuestra Familia", and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for signed copies.
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00:00 - Introduction
00:34 - Chapter 1 | Joining the Gang
03:27 - Chapter 2 | Your First Day in Jail
05:43 - Chapter 3 | The Structure
07:43 - Chapter 4 | The Rivalries
10:07 - Chapter 5 | The Weapons
12:52 - Chapter 6 | The Guards
15:26 - Chapter 7 | The Codes
17:49 - Chapter 8 | The Money
19:18 - Chapter 9 | The Gang on the Streets
20:53 - Chapter 10 | The Truce
23:16 - Chapter 11 | The Fallout
27:21 - Chapter 12 | Bad Standings
28:23 - Chapter 13 | The Backstory
30:04 - Chapter 14 | War Stories
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