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California Mexican Mafia 'Shotcaller' Gets Life Sentence

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area man described as a “shotcaller" or high-level member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang was sentenced Monday to life plus 30 years in federal prison for racketeering, violence and drug crimes. Forty-one-year-old Jose Loza of Whittier was sentenced for allegedly overseeing Mexican Mafia control...

Bulldogs Gang Confounds State Prison Peacemaking Effort

SACRAMENTO — California prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting when allowed to mingle together in prison recreation yards, officials told The Associated Press. Members of Fresno's notorious Bulldogs gang...