Roberto Silva was caught with a small amount of marijuana. In prison, he witnessed inmates walk freely outside of their cells, use drugs, talk on cellphones and carry weapons. Soon, he became one of them. This is the story of Presídio Central, a correctional facility in Brazil that has become a headquarters for the organized crime. And it all began when a cab crashed into the lobby of the fanciest hotel in town. This feature was published by Bang, a magazine dedicated to report true stories from the extreme corners of the world. Visit www.medium.com/bang-bang.