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LATIN AMERICA PRISONS 4

March 13 2012, at 06:27 PM

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Jose Porfilio Vasquez Martines, in a cell he shares with more than 40 other members of a gang known as Mara 18, at the Izalco jail in Sonsonate, El Salvador, Feb. 23, 2012. A Honduran fire and a Mexican massacre have drawn new attention to deteriorating conditions at prisons in Latin America, many of which are stuffed over capacity, leaving inmates to string hammocks from the ceiling or bed down on the floor. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times) - XNYT107

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