American Me is the story of Santana, leader of the Mexican Mafia, and the law behind the gates of Folsom Prison. After serving his sentence, he returns to the streets for the first time since his teenage years.
True story of a Los Angeles teenage murderer who ran the Mexican Mafia from Folsom Prison and tried to reform himself upon being paroled. Impressive directorial debut by Olmos!
Santana and Doc face off in the midst of a race riot caused by an African-American inmate pinching off the top of a drug deal.
A rival gang forces the boys to inhale all of their cocaine.
While Pedro has sex, the guys on the inside are raping and killing the son of a rival gang, juxtaposing the blurry lines between sex, power, and violence.
A young kid overdoses on extra-strong heroin.
Santana goes shopping with Yolanda, who reminds him that life is different on the outside.
When Santana's son Paulito comes to visit him in prison, he knows something is wrong.