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El Salvador: Organized Crime and State of Prisons

Categories: Latin America, El Salvador, Governance, War & Conflict

Tim's El Salvador Blog: [1]“One of El Salvador's most intractable problems is the state of its prison system. The high crime rate has filled the prisons to three times their capacity. Conditions are deplorable. Gangs control large areas inside the prisons and direct their criminal networks outside the prison walls.”