Latin America Prisons

Inmates at the Ilopango Women's Prison in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 2, 2012. Following a Honduran fire and a Mexican massacre have drawn new attention to deteriorating conditions in the 19 prisons in El Salvador, which are stuffed about three times over capacity leaving inmates to string hammocks from the ceiling or bed down on the floor of a library. Photo by Meridith Kohut

Inmates at the Ilopango Women’s Prison in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 2, 2012. Following a Honduran fire and a Mexican massacre have drawn new attention to deteriorating conditions in the 19 prisons in El Salvador, which are stuffed about three times over capacity leaving inmates to string hammocks from the ceiling or bed down on the floor of a library. Photo by Meridith Kohut

A Honduran fire and a Mexican massacre have drawn new attention to deteriorating conditions at prisons in Latin America.

Many of the prisons are stuffed over capacity, leaving inmates to string hammocks from the ceiling or bed down on the floor. Members of a gang known as the Mara 18 crowd into cells at the Izalco jail in Sonsonate, El Salvador while women Inmates wait in a cell at the Ilopango Women’s Prison in San Salvador.

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