El Salvador unveils 40,000-capacity mega-prison

El Salvador unveils 40,000-capacity mega-prison

Baku, February 4, AZERTAC

El-Salvador has unveiled a mega-prison built to house 40,000 suspected gangsters as part of the country's war on gangs that has seen 63,000 suspected criminals incarcerated in just ten months, according to Dailymail.

The Terrorism Confinement Center, which will be guarded by over 800 soldiers and police officers, more than doubles El Salvador's incarceration capacity and will help relieve some of the overpopulation in the country's prison system.

The prison, which covers 166 hectares (410 acres), will house some of the 63,000 suspected gang members who have been arrested under a 10-month state of emergency that was supposed to last 30 days.

The perimeter will be secured day and night by 600 soldiers and 250 police members, while prison officials with assault rifles will guard the inside.

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