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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.
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.
Loyalty of gang members is quite evident from the large tattoos on their backs.
The gang members will now no longer be known by their gang affiliation but by how dangerous they are.
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."
So far this year, gang members have been accused for killing 20 police officials, two soldiers, six prison guards and a prosecutor.
Last week, 8 gang members were killed in a confrontation with police on a coffee farm in EI Salvador.
Last Thursday, 300,000 Salvadorans marched in the capital, one of 12 demonstrations around the country calling for an end to violence.
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."
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!