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The Shadow Chronicles

El Salvador is the country with the highest overcrowding in prisons in the Americas. This results in inhumane conditions for prisoners. Widespread malnutrition, endemic diseases and crimes committed from inside the centers are a daily routine in the prisons of the most violent country in the world.

by - Pau Coll

During the night, prisoners accumulate in cells without bathrooms and many times without running water. This forces them to throw their excrement through the bars.

In the largest prison in the country, the central penitentiary "La Esperanza" popularly known as "Mariona," the overcrowding has reached 600%. 5,000 prisoners share a space for 800.