SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR, 11.06.2015: A suspected gang member in a crowded jail in San Salvador. That night in the district of Soyapango police conducts a night raid in search of Mara Salvatrucha members.
Alleged gang members are handcuffed, identified then put into the barltolina, an overcrowded temporary cell at police headquarters. Cells that should house 40 inmates end up housing double that. Cells are divided according to gangs, 18th Street, Mara Salvatrucha, 18th Street Revolucionario. All inmates in the bartolinas are awaiting conviction and most complain of being held for up to 2 years without trail.