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Photo journal: Inside a Bolivian jail

San Pedro prison, the biggest in Bolivia's main city, La Paz, is home to about 1,500 inmates.

Once you pass the thick walls and the security gates, any resemblance to a normal jail disappears: there are children playing, market stalls, restaurants, hairdressers and even a hotel. It looks more like the streets of El Alto, Bolivia's poorest neighbourhood that sprawls on the outskirts of La Paz, than a prison.

Text and photographs: Rafael Estefania, BBC Mundo

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