In Penas Ciudad Barrios, a maximum security prison in the El Salvadorian capital of San Salvador exclusively housing prisoners who are members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, inmates control their own miniature society. British photographer Adam Hinton, was granted access to the squalid gangland prison, originally built to house some 800 inmates, but now home to around 2,500 Mara Salvatrucha members....more photos after the cut
Their faces and bodies are covered in ink, telling the stories of the crimes they have committed and in honour of who they have done so all over their bodies.
They are drug pushers, murderers and weapons dealers - members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a gang so feared in El Salvador that they have been left to run their own prison.
In Penas Ciudad Barrios, the Mara Salvatrucha control their own miniature society of some 2,500 incarcerated members, complete with a bakery, workshops, a hospital and rehab.
Sad creatures,a by- product of society!!!!????? ..,,,,,,