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Gang members packed into El Salvador prison cells

Gang members are seen inside a cell at Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador September 4. El Salvador opened up the gates of an overcrowded prison to talk up the success of its crime strategy, on the day that the country's attorney general said he plans to investigate allegations that the government is negotiating with members of a notorious gang to reduce homicides.   REUTERS/Jose Cabezas  

Gang members are seen inside a cell at Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador September 4. El Salvador opened up the gates of an overcrowded prison to talk up the success of its crime strategy, on the day that the...more

Gang members are seen inside a cell at Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador September 4. El Salvador opened up the gates of an overcrowded prison to talk up the success of its crime strategy, on the day that the country's attorney general said he plans to investigate allegations that the government is negotiating with members of a notorious gang to reduce homicides. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas  
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. Reuters video captured jailed gang members stripped to underwear and packed together in cells on Friday's visit. The government claims its tough approach to policing the country's jails is bearing fruit.   REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. Reuters video captured jailed gang members stripped to underwear and packed together in cells on Friday's visit. The government...more

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. Reuters video captured jailed gang members stripped to underwear and packed together in cells on Friday's visit. The government claims its tough approach to policing the country's jails is bearing fruit. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members are seen inside their cell during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their cell during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their cell during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members are seen inside their cell at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their cell at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their cell at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members are seen inside their cells during at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their cells during at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their cells during at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Quezaltepeque jail during a media tour, in Quezaltepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members wait outside their cells during a search at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Gang members are seen inside their jail at the Izalco jail during a media tour, in Izalco, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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