Former gang member discusses why young people turn to gangs

Carlos Vega is a former gang member who served 14 years in prison. Since he turned his life around, he’s been on mission to stop other young people from going down the same path.

Vega is an intervention navigator for BUILD Chicago. The nonprofit, based on the West Side, focuses on high-risk youth. Vega said money is fueling the gang violence in the city.

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