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A Sneak Peek Into El Salvador's Overcrowded Prison Filled With Tattooed Gangsters

El Salvador opened up the gates of an overcrowded prison to talk up the success of its crime strategy, on the day that the country's attorney general said he plans to investigate allegations that the government is negotiating with members of a notorious gang to reduce homicides.

World | Reuters | September 8, 2020, 10:30 am
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 El Salvador opened up the gates of an overcrowded prison to talk up the success of its crime strategy, on the day that the country's attorney general said he plans to investigate allegations that the government is negotiating with members of a notorious gang to reduce homicides.<br /><br />Gang members are seen inside a cell at Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

El Salvador opened up the gates of an overcrowded prison to talk up the success of its crime strategy, on the day that the country's attorney general said he plans to investigate allegations that the government is negotiating with members of a notorious gang to reduce homicides.

Gang members are seen inside a cell at Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador September 4, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador September 4, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members are seen inside their cells during at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members are seen inside their cells during at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members are seen inside their cells at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members are seen inside their cells at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members are seen inside their cell during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members are seen inside their cell during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members are seen inside their cell at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members are seen inside their cell at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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 Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. (Image: Reuters)

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