El Salvador’s prison pits where notorious gangs are crammed together

· August 29, 2013

If you think the prison system jails are unsanitary check out how the jails look in El Salvador. Huddled together like cattle in a cage no bigger than a shed some of the men of El Salvador’s prison pits have languished in these rancid, disease ridden holding cells for more than a year.

Designed only for temporary 72-hour stays, the sweltering cells, each 12 feet wide and 15 feet tall are crammed with more than 30 people – all veterans of the country’s vicious war between the MS-13 and M18 gangs.

Segregated along tribal gang-lines, the men in these inhumane cells are hidden from public view, but one reporter from counter-culture magazine VICE, managed to gain access to throw light on the grizzly conditions they are consigned to spend their days living in.

Shown the prison pits by a police officer in El Salvador disgusted with the prisoners treatment, the VICE reporter noted that the men suffered frequent health problems and weren’t even fed enough.

Hoping that the pictures taken will pressure the government into improving their life while incarcerated, the images portray the fallout from El Salvador’s fragile truce following decades of near civil-war between the two powerful gangs.

 

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  • 007

    Wow this is clearly inhumane.

  • Beasley

    it’s like a chicken coop

  • Now Thats Pcp

    Slaves were packed the same way n the method is still being used the same way I see

  • TruDat

    Stop committing criminal acts and you won’t end up there. Dumbass Mofos. SMH

    One Love

    • Now Thats Pcp

      Stfu

      • TruDat

        you must be a dumbass criminal. FOH

      • Cakes(crooked smile)

        Tell him again Pcp!

    • jamarxyz

      @TruDat….+1000

      • Now Thats Pcp

        Not a criminal but to wish this treatment on one u think is doing wrong is bullshit, some can be innocent n others could b non violent offences….some gotta do what they gottt to survive but u wishing this on them is herb shit

        • Moor#BpCoffins

          Well what ever you feel, treating inmates like animals will only make them more animal like which is not what they want. Rehabilitate them.

        • jamarxyz

          Who wished this on anybody….didnt see no comments sayin that….but i would advise any young man to stay out of jail if possible….it only ruins your life….hard as phuck to get a job,..looking at those pictures,there’s no way i would wanna go back and be in some shit rat hole like that.

          • 1luv

            I have to agree with ^ and True Dat. You want to roll with the bad boys, you get treated just like them.

  • Moor#BpCoffins

    @Prest sweet ass would be right at home in this type of joint.

  • tHe kiD fRanKiE

    If American prisons were like this maybe that would cut back on crime…
    Maybe

  • damnshame

    wow!!!! its amazing how dudes are laying on top of each other in these prisons and in the US prisons they are spaced out with their own bunk beds and you still have a high rate of homosexuals coming out of there than these folk overseas .