A young Latino boy grows up in a poor barrios of Los Angeles. "Ramon Sanchez" lives with his single mother, a sister, a grandfather and his mother's abusive and violent boyfriend. When Ramon sees that his mother can't pay the rent, he decides to take matters into his own hands and joins a local gang. At first Ramon makes much needed money for his mother. But things go from bad to worse and Ramon ends up in prison. After his release he finds it hard to get back into society and is ready to go back to the gang. Will Ramon choose the gang life again or will he find another way?