Some correctional facilities have been described as hellish “monster factories.” In the face of long-term imprisonment, some inmates can become detached from reality, and a darker side to their personalities may emerge.
Violence becomes a way of life – perhaps even more so – and for some incarcerated gang members, prison doesn’t stop them from still carrying out crime.
Ñeta has a reputation for secrecy, and members are often unwilling to admit their membership.
This makes the group particularly difficult to identify, hard to control and even more dangerous.
It is estimated that there are 40,000 gang members in Puerto Rico, a further 20,000 in the US, and 30,000 spread out across the rest of the world.