Jorge Jose Sabillon, 21, covered his body with tattoos when he belonged to the Mara Salvatrucha gang a few years ago.  He left the transnational criminal organization to join an evangelical church, and now works as a street organizer and counselor for JHA-JA (Jovenes Hondurenos Adelante Juntos Avancemos), an NGO that reaches out to gang members in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Because employers tend not to hire youth with tattoos, Sabillon applies an acidic cream several days each week that burns the tattoos off his face, arms and chest. It is estimated that there are 2,000 pandieros (gangsters) in San Pedro Sula prison, the scene of a fire that killed 100 inmates late last year. 

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