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Look inside La Esperanza - El Salvador's largest prison

Inmates stand by a door at La Esperaza Jail in San Salvador.
Inmates stand by a door at La Esperaza Jail in San Salvador.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images
Inmates walk out of their cells after the morning counting at La Esperaza.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images

La Esperanza, the largest jail in El Salvador, was designed to hold 800 inmates but currently holds 4700 prisoners.  AFP-Getty Images photographer, Jose Cabezas, shot these images in the prison on Nov. 23.

Inmates walk in line at La Esperaza Jail in San Salvador.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images
Inmates participate in a religious service at La Esperaza Jail.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images
An inmate carries tortillas for breakfast at La Esperaza Jail.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images
Inmates wash themselves at La Esperaza Jail in San Salvador.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images
Handcuffs hang from a wire netting at La Esperaza Jail in San Salvador.Jose Cabezas / AFP - Getty Images