03/20/2012 08:53 am ET

Deteriorating Conditions In Latin America Prisons (PHOTOS)

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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