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Inside Mexico's Topo Chico prison

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, during a media tour in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, during a media tour in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, during a media tour in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate sits with his loved ones inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate sits with his loved ones inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate sits with his loved ones inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate is pictured inside his cell at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is pictured inside his cell at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is pictured inside his cell at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A police officer stands guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A police officer stands guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A police officer stands guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate poses for a picture inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate poses for a picture inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate poses for a picture inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate hugs his loved ones inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate hugs his loved ones inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate hugs his loved ones inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate is reflected in a piece of mirror inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is reflected in a piece of mirror inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is reflected in a piece of mirror inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate is seen playing guitar inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is seen playing guitar inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is seen playing guitar inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Police officers stand guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Police officers stand guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Police officers stand guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A police officer stands guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A police officer stands guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A police officer stands guard inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate carries a plastic crate inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate carries a plastic crate inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate carries a plastic crate inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate is pictured inside his cell at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is pictured inside his cell at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is pictured inside his cell at Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate is seen with his loved one inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is seen with his loved one inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate is seen with his loved one inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates are pictured inside the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, September 21, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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The last inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, are pictured during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

The last inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, are pictured during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

The last inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, are pictured during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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The last inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park are transferred to a new prison in Apodaca, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

The last inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park are transferred to a new prison in Apodaca, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

The last inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park are transferred to a new prison in Apodaca, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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A view shows an empty cell in Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A view shows an empty cell in Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

A view shows an empty cell in Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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People visit a chapel of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death) inside the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

People visit a chapel of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death) inside the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

People visit a chapel of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death) inside the Topo Chico prison, which will be used as a public park, during a closing ceremony in Monterrey, Mexico, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured during a transfer to a new prison in Monterrey, Mexico September 27, 2019. Picture taken September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park are pictured inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park are pictured inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park are pictured inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Inmates of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, are pictured inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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An inmate of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, stands inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, stands inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

An inmate of the Topo Chico prison, which will be closed soon to be used as a public park, stands inside of a new prison in the municipality of Apodaca, Mexico September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
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