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Johnny Montalvo: Street Life

Thirty-six year old Johnny Montalvo grew up on the streets of Brooklyn, New York and by the time he was 9 years old he was in a local street gang. He rose up quickly through the ranks of the gang, LaFamilia to become it’s president. He was in prison by his 18th birthday. Over the next 12 years while in the gang, he was stabbed 3 times, shot 7 times, and with a bullet lodged next to his spine, confined to a wheelchair. He also was served time in prisons 3 separate times. Montalvo was 30 years old when he was released from prison and decided to try and change his life.

Copyright © 2008 John Baynard.