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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Discussion15 Comments

  1. 007 says:

    Wow this is clearly inhumane.

  2. Beasley says:

    it’s like a chicken coop

  3. Now Thats Pcp says:

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

  4. TruDat says:

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

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  5. Moor#BpCoffins says:

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

  6. tHe kiD fRanKiE says:

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

  7. damnshame says:

    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 .

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