Inside the Gangsters Code follows ex-mafia street boss Lou Ferrante as he explores different gang cultures, their characters, and their inner workings in El Salvador, the Philippines, New Mexico, Italy, and Poland. These gangs rule the streets from inside prison walls, while running activities from behind bars and controlling the communities living outside.

Inside the Gangsters Code - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-02-27

Inside the Gangsters Code - Gangster - Netflix

A gangster is a criminal who is a member of a gang. Some gangs are considered to be part of organized crime. Gangsters are also called mobsters, a term derived from mob and the suffix -ster. Gangs provide a level of organization and resources that support much larger and more complex criminal transactions than an individual criminal could achieve. Gangsters have been active for many years in countries around the world. Some gangsters, such as Al Capone have become infamous. Gangsters are the subject of many novels and films, particularly from the period between 1920 and 1990. Some contemporary criminals refer to themselves as “gangsta” in reference to non-rhotic Black American pronunciation.

Inside the Gangsters Code - Frank Costello - Netflix

Frank Costello was another influential gangster. He was born in southern Italy but moved to America when he was four years old. He later changed his name from Francesco Castiglia to Frank Costello when he joined a gang at age 13. His name change led some people to mistakenly believe he was Irish. He worked with Charlie Luciano in bootlegging and gambling. He also had a lot of political power which enabled him to continue his business. He took charge when Luciano was arrested and expanded the gang's operations. He decided to step away from the gangster life and died peacefully in 1973.

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