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    Leader of Mara 18 street gang, Marlon Martinez, gestures while inside a maximum security cell within the Torre de Tribunales courthouse in Guatemala City on March 30, 2011. The gang members were sentenced to 47 years in prison for the murder of Jorge Winter, a teacher at the Etapa II correctional facility, during a riot. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)

    In this Sept. 1, 2012 photo, an inmate belonging to the Mara 18 gang gestures inside the prison in Cojutepeque, El Salvador.

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    Adam Hinton - El Salvador. Penas Ciudad Barrios is a maximum security prison for members of the Mara Salvatrucha Gang, or MS, in the South of El Salvador.

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    Jimmy McIntosh shows his tattoos in a new unit at the Walla Walla prison. Tattoos help in determining gang affiliations.

    MS-13 by Adam Hinton, El Salvador



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