Sometimes people from jail were recruited in different fractions and promised freedom later if they obey. Mostly they were very bad folks, and become even worse. Sometimes some groups look for the meanest from them to recruit them. – Selco

I remember that. I remember hearing about a criminal cartel – a big gang, more like the Italian Mob – that was co-opted by the government and made “legitimate” by giving them ranks and heavy weapons. Correct me if I’m wrong, Selco – you were there and saw it firsthand – but didn’t the government co-opt those bastards out of fear? Instead of fighting them, hunting them down, they gave them rank and weapons and paid them. I guess having them on the payroll and not shooting at you was better than the alternative…

Make a deal with the devil…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1