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on the old guard and pits two friends against each other in an act of blood sport. >> me and him did a fight. they were going to stop the both of us. >> he struck me several times in the left side of my face. he was striking me as i was trying to deploy my taser. >> he gets in trouble with not only the law, but the mexican mafia. and a white supremacist finds conflict in the jail. his gang and his girlfriend. >> [ bleep ]. >> stop. no, no. >> bye. >> no. >> san antonio, texas, is
synonymous with the 1836 battle of the alamo. the fort still stands at the heart of downtown as a symbol of honor and bravery. today, however, a very different war rages in san antonio, as two rival gangs shed blood in a power struggle to control a wide range of criminal activity, including drugs, prostitution and human trafficking. and this turf war has expanded from the streets to inside the walls of san antonio's behr county jail. >> traditionally the mexican mafia, the outgrowth of a prison gang, had been the controlling gang here in san antonio. but here lately, because of the members of the mexican mafia are getting older, and some younger groups have come in, and is creating a lot of problems here at the behr county jail. >> the capacity for 4,500 men
and women, it's larger than most state prisons. most of the inmates here are pretrial detainees, meaning they are only charged with crimes and are awaiting resolutions of their cases. but that doesn't stop violence. code two, an inmate has just assaulted an officer. jail special emergency response team answers the call. >> put your hands on the wall! >> what's your name? >> injuries. >> to the nose. redness around the ear. it's all good. >> the report will read that juan rubio currently in jail on charges including aggravated robbery, to which he has pled
not qule, is on his way to the recreation yard when he stopped for a drink of water. corporal odegaard then instructed him to hurry along. >> he turned, threw the water at me, struck me several times in the left side of my face. as he was striking me and i was defending myself, i was trying to deploy my taser. my second officer came out to assist. the whole thing lasted three or four seconds. >> three to four seconds that will have lasting repercussions for rubio. >> put your hands on top of your head. do you understand? if you resist, you will be tased. >> by assaulting an officer, rubio has not only broken the law, he has also violated a bylaw of the mexican mafia, the gang to which prison officials say he belongs. >> mexican mafia has a code, they don't assault the officers. >> they don't want any attention brought upon them. if one of the members assaults staff, they already know now staff is going to start watching
them more closely, which is what they don't want. >> because rubio broke that code, he's going to have to pay a penalty. that penalty could be as severe as a beating. it could be anything beyond that. >> rubio, however, denies being a member of the gang. >> they think i'm with the mexican mafia. and i'm not. >> rubio has signed a gang acknowledgement inform identifying himself as a member of the mexican mafia. that's not uncommon for these guys to deny it to people who he thinks doesn't know his history. but in the end, we do have all of our paperwork intact. >> officer rodriguez, part of the jail's gang intelligence division, heads to rubio's cell to discuss the situation. if rubio is willing to refute the mexican mafia, he can be placed in a protective custody
housing unit for ex-gang members. >> if he decides to go with the actives, we'll discuss the possible consequences of going with the actives. at this point, we don't really know which way we're going to send rubio. it kind of depends on what he has to say. >> it doesn't take long for rubio to make it clear. he wants to remain in his unit, which only houses confirmed mexican mafia members. >> how do i know that the mafia is not going to discipline you for all this? >> they won't. >> they won't? do you understand that you violated one of your regulars? i can put you back with your people? >> nothing will happen to me. >> convinced rubio will be attacked if they return him to his housing unit, officials discuss transferring him to another mexican mafia unit. >> we have actives in ba and bb. the incident happened in bb. >> try him in ba.
rubio, i discussed your situation with the captain. he's approved you to go back, but in unit ba. are you okay with that? you don't think you're going to get assaulted? >> we'll find out when we get there. you can house me wherever. whatever happens happens. >> for years, the mexican mafia has been the largest and most powerful gang at bexar county. but now a new gang has emerged, born in san antonio, and rapidly spreading both on the streets and in prisons and jails. they are called the tango orojos. >> at one point they were all together. as the years progressed they eventually broke away and now they're at odds with each other. >> they began as foot soldiers with the mexican mafia. but in the 1990s they split off to form their own gang, which today rejects the mafia's strict
rules and structure. >> they're very loose. there's no constitution. there's no real process of getting in. you can literally be in tomorrow if you want. they recruit on a daily basis. you send one to the population, but then 24 hours you're going to have three people with them. what started out as a few members quickly grew into hundreds of members. and we went from having a small problem to having a large problem. we eventually just had to get all the ojeones and basically corral them into one living area, four units. send the mafia over here, the ojeone over here, and close the door to keep them away from each other. >> coming up, juan rubio gets his wish, but it comes at a price. >> if i hadn't been there to stop the fight when i did, there would have been serious violent injury to him. >> then -- >> banging each other's heads on the wall, the doors.
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inside the general population, of san antonio's bexar county jail, long periods of monotony can be shattered by sudden violence. on a saturday morning inmates pass time in the day room. when a fight breaks out on second floor south. >> code two! >> special emergency response team races to the unit. and orders all inmates to the ground. within moments it's all over. one of the participants is a member of the white supremacist gang, the arian brotherhood, adam verman, who is here on charges of car theft and evading arrest to which he has pled not guilty. the other inmate is gonzalez,
who is awaiting trial for assault and drug possession, and has also pled not guilty. >> that's where we put our drinks. >> just a misunderstanding, that's all it is. they thought because i had just came back from the hospital, they thought i had laid gauze with blood on it on the window sill. that's all it is. >> towels with blood on them. he didn't like it. >> the men are split up, and are temporarily moved to separate units to cool down. for verlander, the closest available cell is in one of the ones next to the mafia units. >> they may want him out of there, because all mexican mafia wants to be together. >> once they are locked in their cooldown cells, verlander and gonzalez share their accounts of what happened. >> the black individual left
some bloody gauze pad sitting on one of the tables. kind of disrespectful. so i went up to say something to him. >> i tried to get him to leave me alone. get the hell away from me. >> i'm not one for playing, so i swung up on him. >> i said, dude, are you serious? you want to fight? he tried it again. i beat the [ bleep ] out of him. >> the mafia may have no choice but to have verlander as a temporary resident of their unit. but they let him know they don't approve of his interview. >> yeah, well, i guess the interview's over. have a nice day. >> it's a lesson that most inmates at bexar jail learn quickly, don't get on the wrong side of the mexican mafia. every member of the gang is literally on the same page. >> they have a detailed constitution. all prospective members have to hand-write this and memorize the
constitution. it outlines what will happen if you violate any rules within it. and it starts with just some minor discipline all the way to death. >> alleged mexican mafia member juan rubio violated one of those rules when he assaulted an officer. although jail officials feared he might face reprisareprisal, husbandio refused their offer to put him in protective custody. so officials decided to move him to a different mexican mafia unit in another unit of the jail, in the hope of protecting his safety. but the plan didn't work. >> after rubio was escorted to my unit, we let him out of the cell for a day room hour. he was assaulted by two other inmates. if i hadn't been there to stop the fight when i did, there would have been serious bodily injury done to him. >> now that the mexican mafia has punished rubio, rodriguez
must determine where his status stands. keeping rubio in a mafia unit could put his life in danger. >> i spoke to one of the soldiers who was an active mafia. he must have gotten permission to do it. rubio was crossed out. he was removed from the gang by other meshs. >> officer rodriguez knows they must now remove rubio from the mafia unit. >> i have to move you. >> i'm not moving. >> do you understand i'm going to declare you as an ex? >> i'm not going in there. >> i told rubio at this point it is wise for him to go ahead and defect from the gang to house with other members. i can't put you with the active. >> i'm not going in there, man. >> rubio's refusal to defect complicates the situation. >> he probably wants to stay in the mexican mafia, because he feels maybe he's not x'd out. i can't put you with the xs, because you're telling me because you're active. i can't put you with the ak tifs, because they don't want
you. we'll let him cool down, talk to him again. if he still insists on going back with the ak tifs, we'll have to make an executive decision and either place him with the executives or isolate by himself. >> while sorting out what to do with him, rubio is placed in a temporary separation cell away from active and ex mafia members. but rubio has accepted his punishment from the mafia and is ready to rejoin them. >> i respect what they did. they respect that i went in there. i don't run from it. >> according to jail officials, the mexican mafia runs with military-like control, and discipline. but in the units run by their rivals, things are different. >> the screaming and pounding and everything for them is actually quite normal. they have nothing better to do, and they think they're some kind of gods or something.
>> orejone leaders have taken their wrath out on two young cell mates that are known as recruits and placed in their housing unit. now separated, the two inmates are christopher and jerry sanchez. both are in jail on drug possession charges, and have pled not guilty. >> they were approached by an unidentified inmate who told them through the door that they had to fight. they had to fight to prove their heart in the gang. >> the winner would gain acceptance into the gang. the loser would be kicked out. refusing to fight was not an option. >> they were going to stop both of us. me and christopher were scared. chris started crying. i didn't want to fight with them. but in this place you never know what's going to happen. i looked at chris, and chris started crying. and chris was like, what do you want to do? i said, i don't want to fight with you. >> me and him were talking about
it. and talking about it. and we just finally came to it and said [ bleep ] we won't box each other. we'll do what we got to do to survive. we started hitting each other. closed fists, everything, throwing knees and everything at each other, banging each other's head on the wall, door, it didn't matter to us. it's just like when they put two animals in a cage to fight. >> for sanchez, the odds in this contest were stacked against him. sanchez comes from a neighborhood with mexican mafia ties. and even though he had requested to be housed with the orejones, he has tattoos that sim polize the mafia. >> sanchez, either way if he had won the fight or not, was not longer going to be allowed to be in there, because his tattoos were consistent with the mafia. the other had an opportunity to stay in the unit if he won the fight. and apparently he didn't win the fight. >> i was bleeding from my mouth.
and i didn't want to fight him anymore. so i just stayed on the floor. >> they took us to medical. chris hooked me. chris was crying and told me he forgave me. he said he would never hold it against me. >> both of these inmates were x'd out of the gang. and we went ahead and moved them into the protective custody unit. >> after the fight, we were still sticking together, no matter what. because we knew where our hearts were. i knew where my heart was and i knew where my head was. i knew where i was standing. and basically we both said, you know what, we're still young, we don't need this right now. >> but the two friends would not be together long. though sanchez is waiting to go to trial on a drug possession charge, his drug has approved him for a work release program. >> sanchez? >> during the day, sanchez will be released from the jail to go to work. >> do you have a job? >> i have a job. >> you can go.
pick up all your clothes, whatever you need. >> each evening sanchez will be required to return to the jail. >> be back at 7:00. report to the an next. >> all right. >> coming up -- >> the number we have called has temporarily been disconnected. >> sanchez becomes a fugitive. >> they'll arrest him and bring him in. >> then -- >> everybody spun out. >> adam verlander finds gang life isn't what it used to be. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger.
at the bexar county jail in san antonio, some inmates charged with nonviolent crimes are given the opportunity by the courts to participate in a work release program. they can leave jail to work during the day, but must return at night. >> today you can go. >> jerry sanchez was granted work release. but on his first day out, he did
not return. >> i don't know what his motive was as to why he didn't return. obviously we don't know what happened when he left the facility, whether he was around family or what have you. >> this one contact, which is his sister, the number we have called is temporarily been disconnected. now the only option we have at this point is to ask the warrant officers to go actively seek him at his residence. >> there's an active warrant for his arrest. if he's ever pulled over or stopped by any law enforcement officer, they're going to arrest him. >> having served a prior four-year prison sentence for assault and robbery and now if convicted, facing a potential longer sentence for car theft, adam verlander is an unlikely candidate for work release. >> i put out a tense vibe. i'm a very tense person. i'm very intense.
so people kind of get wary, i guess. they think, well, he might snap at somebody, he might do something. >> verlander recently did snap when he took offense to inmate gonzalez leaving bloody gauze in a common area of their housing unit. he admits to starting the fight, and it wasn't his first at bexar county. >> my list is four pages long. one page, two page, three page, four page -- your-like, how did you get all these? >> for starting the fight, verlander may receive time in segregation. but despite his membership in the aryan brotherhood, he said race didn't play a role. >> i don't believe in racial ideology. i believe races should be separated amongst themselves, in which case they are in our society. i don't hate anybody.
if i hate you, then i'm probably going to try to kill you. and there's a pretty good [ bleep ] reason why i'm trying to kill you. >> following the fight, verlander was placed in a temporary cooldown cell for 24 hours. now he is back in his own cell with his cell mate, sean osbourn. ♪ >> he pops off, he got lyrics that just come of his head. >> we're not allowed to have this either. >> verlander's high energy has not gotten to osbourne. but verlander has gotten word that his actions might be getting on the nerves of his gang. >> we're not supposed to do drugs. we are not supposed to be breaking the law. we're supposed to be trying to get jobs as regular citizens and
keeping the heat off of us. what the hell, i was a criminal when i got in. i'm supposed to be a criminal now. they're like, what are they doing? [ bleep ] everybody spun out. but they want us to be on top of everything. like, come on. i'm not like that. some people saying they're going to x me. it would be for all the wrong reasons. because i bled for this family. that's all i want to be since i was a kid. if they take it from me, they might as well cut the heart out of my chest. >> if verlander is x'd or expelled from his gang, he isn't sure whether there would be further consequences or not. >> when i was growing up, man, you got x'd, they found you floating in a river. that's when you knew you were x'd when you were dead. when you didn't have no head or hands. because they cut them off. i'm still ab. i'm still in the brotherhood.
they ain't going to take that from me. >> coming up -- >> verlander. >> adam verlander finds more trouble. >> i'm scared, sir. >> i know that. >> gary sanchez is back in custody. and on suicide watch. >> do you have any questions or concerns? >> [ bleep ]. >> juan rubio lashes out at the only people who can protect him. >> here you go. >> who is -- just what i wanted.
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matter, viewer discretion is advised. the special emergency response team of san antonio's bexar county jail has just broken up a fight. and one of the combatants is no stranger. >> sir. >> for adam verlander, it's the latest in a string of jail fights. this time, it was with a member of the mexican drug cartel. the fight erupted over a deal between the two inmates. the cartel member had asked verlander a talented artist to create a tattoo sketch for him in exchange for some commissary snacks. >> there's a picture here of the angel of death. >> but the inmate became
incensed after discovering that verlander had included a hidden image in the drawing. the two lightning bolts that make up the nazi ss symbol. >> i put a bolt in there. i'm not going to lie. [ bleep ], that's what i do. i've got lightning boats on my cuffs. and on the lid of my cup. it's a white thing. i put a lot of time in that picture. i really liked it. he didn't. >> verlander's latest fight comes while he's still waiting to meet with the disciplinary board, who will most likely sanction him for his earlier fight with inmate gonzalez. >> i love joe. who wouldn't. >> one inmate who clearly does not like jail is jerry sanchez. after four days at being awol from the jail's work release program, sanchez was rearrested. >> come on. >> now, he's not only back in
custody, he's on suicide watch. required to wear a tamper-proof gown to prevent hanging. >> take you down and talk to the psychiatrist. >> before going awol, sanchez was forced by the orejone gang to fight his cell mate. then he was kicked out of the gang and sent to a protective custody unit. when sanchez was rearrested, he mistakenly believed he was returning to an orejoan housing unit, so he threatened suicide. >> we won't put you anywhere where you'll be assaulted. come on. >> when sanchez came back in for his booking, he thought he was going into unit ba. the last time he was there, that unit was an active gang unit. so he did think he was going back to an active unit. but since he's been gone, some things have changed. >> housing unit ba no longer houses active orejones.
>> so he panicked a little bit because he was afraid. he admitted to that. >> i was so scared, i didn't know what was going to happen to me. the only thing that came to my mind is that, are you going to kill yourself? i don't have the heart to kill myself, sir. i don't. >> all right. come on. >> he must also convince staff psychiatrist garcia that he's not suicidal. >> have a seat. >> so i got scared. i thought if i tell thim i'm suicidal. >> basically you said you were suicidal for safety concerns. >> that's pretty much it. >> you're not really suicidal. >> never came to my mind. never crossed my mind. i don't have the heart to. i have a 2-year-old son. >> are they going to put new a safe place? >> he said he would see what he can do for me. i pray he puts me back where i'm supposed to. >> otherwise you'll say you're suicidal again? >> i'm scared, sir. >> i understand. >> i'm scared. >> your safety comes first. >> dr. garcia releases sanchez
from suicide watch. so he can now change back into a regular jail uniform and return to protective custody. >> behave yourself, man. >> sanchez says on the day he was released, he had every intention of returning to the jail. but when he got home, things changed. >> as soon as i walked out the work release doors, and as soon as i touched that sidewalk, and as i kind of walked away from the jail, i felt like i just never wanted to look back. freedom never felt as good, just to feel that breeze on my skin, i felt like i was in here for years, and i'm only in here going on two months. i was crying. i told my mom, i can't go back. she said, what are you going to do? i don't want you to go back. i was like, it's not that easy. it's not easy to go back. and i never imagined jail would be this hard. i just want to do my time and go
home to my family and just do good. it's not worth getting in trouble. i'm not a gangster. i'm not a gangster. before i came here, i thought i was. and i'm not. i'm just me. i'm jerry. >> juan rubio continues to bide his time in a segregation cell. eager to return to a mexican mafia housing unit despite being expelled from the gang. >> what do you do while you're in there? >> i read. work out. think. >> what do you think about? >> my life. how i'm going to fix my life. i get out and i do the same mistakes over and over. i've been doing it all my life. but i'm going to get out, i'm going to get out and change it. >> rubio's latest troubles
arrived after he broke one of the mexican mafia's most important codes, he attacked a jail officer. now eight days later -- >> hi, mr. rubio. >> rubio must face the disciplinary board who will decide whether or not to give him further sanctions for the assault. >> mr. rubio, how do you plead? >> no contest. >> you do not wish to plead your case whatsoever? >> no, ma'am. i didn't do it. can you tell me who wrote that report, what officers were in there? >> officer martinez wrote the report -- are you going to let me finish what i'm saying to you? >> as the hearing continues, rubio asks several technical questions about the report. and questions the credibility of the disciplinary board itself. >> what else you got? >> i'm going to conclude what you're saying because you're just running around in circles right now. do you have any questions or concerns? >> that's what i feel like [ bleep ]. 30 days lockdown. >> we're done. you know what, we're done.
we're going to stand up -- >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> he has the right to have his process, that's why we do that. when they become violent, we just say we're done and they're removed. and that's it. we found the inmate guilty and assessed him 25 days disciplinary detention. >> for rubio, it means another 25 days in solitude. more time to ponder his precarious future. coming up -- >> i got a call one time. he said -- this punk hangs up on me. i'm smashing him. >> adam verlander's visit turns into an emotional roller coaster. >> i have a poem i want to read you. this is how i feel about you, sky. them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds.
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after spending more than two weeks in segregation for two different fights, bexar county inmate verlander and smash is back in general population doing what he does best. >> hey, bro. you got that envelope? >> trading art work for commissary. >> you can do portraits? >> but you don't have enough money for me to make portraits. it will take hours. i do portraits for my girl, i won't do one for you. >> verlander's girlfriend holds a special place in his life. her name is sky starbuck. >> this is one i wrote for my girl, sky. every second without you is like a drop of water in this vast sea
of time between us. as trapped as i am in my own despair, i can only describe the lengths to which our love will last. if i don't get out, i may never see her again. >> and today, sky has come for a visit. >> adam verlander. >> verlander? >> yes. >> like verlander, sky has struggled with drug addiction and is currently living with friends. this is her first visit with verlander in six weeks. >> i don't know how he still feels about me. if he's still going to be looking at me the same way before he got locked up. i'm going to start crying. >> it's been 45 days since i've seen my girl. kind of rough. >> how do you feel? >> a little apprehensive. >> verlander's apprehension stems from suspicions. when he recently tried to call sky, someone else answered.
>> he said, huh? i said, i'm looking for sky. some guy hangs up my phone. so i was a little curious to find out who the hell that was. i guess we're going to see here in a minute. it could go good or had could go bad. i could be a sweetheart, but i'm also a demon when i'm provoked. >> hey, baby. >> hey, baby. >> verlander wastes little time before confronting sky. >> where you at? with who? [ bleep ]. >> he's just helping me. >> [ bleep ]. >> no, no, no. no. >> bye. >> no. this is not the person i know. >> no, sky, it is. >> i don't even know -- >> i don't know what the
[ bleep ] -- why did he hang up on me? >> because the cops were driving by, and my phone was lighting up. i'm not lying to you. have i ever lied to you? you're really going to do this right now? his truck broke down beside the highway. and i still came here to see you. >> i tried to call one time and this little punk hangs up on me? i'm smashing him when i get out, sky. >> i can't do this. i just don't know what to do without you. >> i have a poem i want to read you. this is how i feel about you, sky. there's poetry in the way you move. seemingly without effort. your mysterious smiles and your mysterious shadows. our kisses are filled with things for which there are no words.
they can't be defined. the light is so bleak, it's covered in gray. i want you safe in my arms. your sweet love is all that sustains me in these darkest hours. it is not enough to simply say that i love you. >> i can't live without you. i can't breathe without you. i don't know what to do. i'm so lost. everybody's giving up on me and -- >> verlander believes there is one way the two can be together again. things could work out if sky finds the money to post his bail. >> baby, if you can get $900, i'll be out tomorrow. >> where am i supposed to get $900? what do you want me to do? you know what i would have to do to get that kind of money. and you will never forgive me, but i need you out here -- >> get me out of here, sky. >> i can't do this.
i'm telling you right now, if you don't get out, i don't think i can do this. do you still think of me? >> of course. you're absolutely gorgeous. i'm trying. >> are you proud of me? >> yeah, i am. think of it. >> but you remember what i said. >> i've been smashing everybody on every pod i go to. i smash somebody. i love you. >> i would go to the end of the earth for you. >> after 20 minutes, the phone shuts off automatically. and the two are cut off. >> [ bleep ]. i want to break this window. >> i'll write you. i can't. don't walk away.
>> i have to get him out. i just don't have any other choices right now. i feel like the world's on my shoulders. i have to get him out. >> we do, we fight bad. especially when there's drugs involved. and regardless of that, i've tried to replace him. i've tried to move on. i tried to get away from him. there's always this big, huge, empty hole inside of me that yearns for sky. there's nobody that can take that spot. never. ie em goii'm going to marry tha. that's all there is to it. that's all i can do. >> coming up, adam verlander gets a dear john letter of a different sort.
>> they said i wasn't following the rules. i was breaking bylaws. i don't know. >> we're still looking into it to see if he is, in fact, a true x. to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios
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at san antonio's bear county jail, some inmates embrace gang life while others choose to defect. but then there's a third group. those that find themselves xed out or expelled from their gang. after being forced to fight each other to prove their allegiance, jerry sanchez and christopher penwalez were both kicked out. penwalez for losing the fight and sanchez for his mexican, ha mafia-style tattoos. the two friends are now living in separate cells in a special
housing unit for ex-gang members. while sanchez awaits trial on charges of robbery and drug possession, penwalez is awaiting trial. he thought he would be granted probation. instead, the court sentenced him to 60 days in an intensive, boot camp-style rehab program. since getting word that his friend was going to boot camp, sanchez says he has seen a disturbing change in penwalez. >> before he got sentenced to boot camp, he thought he was going home. he never talked to anybody. he never cussed. he nufr played around. he was more depressed than i was. now that he got sent to boot camp, he has a whole different attitude because he has to stay. he's over there yelling, cussing, talking back to the guards. he's heading where i'm supposed to be right now. >> after i thought i was supposed to go home and i didn't go home.
so i just been punching my door and stuff like that. >> although he is no longer in the gang, on the outside, penwalez belongs to another gang. he says that's where his loyalty lies now. >> i'm still going to be in the hood when i get out. my gang is always going to be there. i'm always going to be there for hem. i'm gingrich oing to sell drugs. that's the only way i know how to make money. >> juan rubia has completed his 25 days in segregation for his assault on the guard. but the question on where to house him remains. although the mexican mafia says they have expelled him, rubio held out hope to be reinstated. so he refused to be housed in the ex-gang unit. >> he has come forward.
he has said hey, i have defected. >> the jail officials question rubio's sincerity. they fear he might be plotting something. >> we received nflgs th ed info he's no longer active with the gang. at the same time, we were told if he assaults a gang member, he could come back with the gang. there's no chance of ever coming back. he has a chance. we can't afford him the housing opportunity that he's requesting, which is housing with other ex-members. we're still looking to see if he is a true ex. we're going to wait a little bit and just watch. >> until then, rubio will remain se quested in a single-man cell. away from active and ex-members of the mexican mafia. >> his erratic behavior has put
his status with the gang in jeopardy. now the bedrock verlander has built his life on is crumbling. he's sent a letter saying he's been ex-ed out of the brotherhood. >> i was doing dope, i was doing crime, i was doing things that i probably shouldn't have been doing, but i was on a run. am i supposed to hold down a 9-5 job and be on the run? >> what does it mean to be exed out? someone tries to hurt you? someone tries to kill you? >> i honestly don't know. >> meanwhile, verlander has been counting on his girlfriend to get him out. >> i feel like i have the weight of the world on my shoulders. that's the way he made me feel. like i have to get him out.
>> but, now, he has heard from a friend that sky is also gone. >> sky is in rehab. right now. she's in rehab. i have no idea where she's at. i wish i knew where she was. >> as he languishes in jail, verlander's only comfort? sky's bittersweet promises. >> when you wake up, i rise with you. when you lay down at night, i want to wrap my arms around you and not let you go. my love is like the wind. you can't see it, but it's there. you can feel it all around you. >> it must feel like you're all alone? >> i do feel alone. it kind of sucks.