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The Most Dangerous Prison Of The World Plans To Lock Rival Gangs Together

The most dangerous prison of the world has given up the policy of keeping separate the gangs of fierce killers. The prison of EI Salvador now keeps the hated rivals locked up together.

Total 1177 prisoners belonging to Barrio 18 gang were transferred to the jail where the gang will stay with their rivals Mara Salvatrucha. Check out these 10 disturbing images of shackled gang members in which Barrio 18 members will now stay with MS-13 ones.

The Most Dangerous Prison Of The World Plans To Lock Rival Gangs Together

The Most Dangerous Prison Of The World Plans To Lock Rival Gangs Together

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1) Handcuffed prisoners from two of the country's extremely violent gangs are kept in the same prison together.

1) Handcuffed prisoners from two of the country’s extremely violent gangs are kept in the same prison together.

Prisoners are marching into the buses from Izalco jail to San Francisco Gotera. This is done for the very first time to prevent them from running operations behind the bars.

2) Barrio 18 gang members are waiting to get accommodated after reaching San Francisco Gotera penitentiary.

2) Barrio 18 gang members are waiting to get accommodated after reaching San Francisco Gotera penitentiary.

Loyalty of gang members is quite evident from the large tattoos on their backs.

3) This drastic step is taken to control gang violence.

3) This drastic step is taken to control gang violence.

The gang members will now no longer be known by their gang affiliation but by how dangerous they are.

4) Gangs were conducting illegitimate activities from the walls of prison.

4) Gangs were conducting illegitimate activities from the walls of prison.

Prisons director Rodil Hernandez said, "The gang members were moved from regular prisons to the maximum security lockup where they will be completely isolated from the outside world."

5) Investigations indicated that these gang members were involved in some recent attacks on state institutions.

5) Investigations indicated that these gang members were involved in some recent attacks on state institutions.

So far this year, gang members have been accused for killing 20 police officials, two soldiers, six prison guards and a prosecutor.

6) The Salvadoran government approved the police to fire 'without any fear of suffering consequences' if threatened by gang members

6) The Salvadoran government approved the police to fire ‘without any fear of suffering consequences’ if threatened by gang members

Last week, 8 gang members were killed in a confrontation with police on a coffee farm in EI Salvador.

7) Violence in EI Salvador has increased over the past year after a 2012 truce between Barrio 18 and MS 13 started to unravel.

7) Violence in EI Salvador has increased over the past year after a 2012 truce between Barrio 18 and MS 13 started to unravel.

Last Thursday, 300,000 Salvadorans marched in the capital, one of 12 demonstrations around the country calling for an end to violence.

8) Members of the Barrio 18 gang stand up against the windows of a bus outside the San Francisco Gotera jail

8) Members of the Barrio 18 gang stand up against the windows of a bus outside the San Francisco Gotera jail

9) Salvadoran soldiers and policemen secure a crime scene in the town of Zacatecoluca on 18th April 2015

9) Salvadoran soldiers and policemen secure a crime scene in the town of Zacatecoluca on 18th April 2015

The police said, "The gang members fired first and one officer was slightly injured. The gang members were part of Barrio 18, according to the prosecutor's office."

10) Members of the MS 13 Mara Salvatrucha street gang flash their gang's hand sign from inside a jail's cell at a police station in San Salvador in 2012

10) Members of the MS 13 Mara Salvatrucha street gang flash their gang’s hand sign from inside a jail’s cell at a police station in San Salvador in 2012

The Salvadoran President Sanchez Ceren said at the march, "This is a fight that we are going to win, all Salvadorans, because we are going to take on the challenge of continuing to work for the respect for life, to deepen peace, and to make sure that justice prevails." Let's see whether the decision ends up in the favor of the government or not. Do share with us your opinion about this step. Have a great day!

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