For Yerbin Estrada (pictured below), the worst part of the day is when the sun begins to set. The hundreds of inmates of La Esperanza prison in central Honduras must leave its small courtyard and file back to their cramped cells.
Another part of the prison holds female inmates.
Under a rusty tin roof in an attached building, the women are sectioned off behind a chain link fence. "It's like being in a really depressing zoo," said Elian Martinez, a 39-year-old mother of three who says she was wrongfully accused of fraud.
The one cell for six women has four beds and space for three people to stand. They get three hours of sunlight a week at an adjacent guard tower.
In the men's section, 132 men sleep in a room with fewer than 50 beds. Newer inmates sleep wherever they can find a patch, often sharing the floor with cockroaches and rats. The wait for a bed is around three years.
"You never get used to it, just resigned," Estrada said. "Each day you wake up at 5 AM, wait in line for water and food, survive, and it means one day fewer, one day closer to family."
PHOTO EDITING MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI; TEXT EDITING DAN FLYNN AND ROSALBA O'BRIEN; LAYOUT JULIA DALRYMPLE