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El Salvador and Cuba are among the countries with the most prisoners in the world

The Latin American countries of El Salvador and Cuba are among the countries with the most prisoners in the world.

A University of London report warns that the Central American country has more than 38,250 prisoners and the Caribbean Island has around 57,100.

Raids on tens of thousands of suspected gang members have resulted in El Salvador having the highest prison population per capita in the world.

According to Birkbeck College, University of London's World Prison Brief report, this is a higher percentage of inmates than in the United States and Cuba.

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