Inside the Supermax Prison Where El Chapo Will Be Housed

Inside the Supermax Prison Where El Chapo Will Be Housed

Inside the Supermax Prison Where El Chapo Will Be Housed

"He was nicknamed El Chapo, meaning the shorty because of his stature 5ft 6" tall.

A patrol vehicle is seen along the fencing at the Federal Correctional Complex, including the Administrative Maximum Penitentiary or "Supermax" prison, in Florence, Colorado, on February 21, 2007.

High-powered criminal defense lawyer Jeff Lichtman went on CNN and CBS This Morning on Wednesday to air his manifold complaints about Guzman's trial, which concluded on Tuesday with the notorious Mexican druglord being found guilty on all 10 charges against him, including weapons offenses, drug trafficking, money laundering and criminal enterprise.

"America's justice system prevailed today in convicting Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts".

Guzman faces up to life in prison, and his sentencing date is June 25. He expected Guzman to get life without parole. "It is a sentence from which there is no escape and no return", Donoghue told reporters. "But it's not a foregone conclusion".

Still, Baez's alleged 2018 racket was a far cry from "Chapo style", as the Sinaloa cartel boss' own pepper plan involved secreting an estimated $500 million worth of cocaine into the the early 1990s, packed inside cans of La Comadre pickled jalapenos.

One former prisoner described the lock-up as a "high-tech version of hell, created to shut down all sensory perception".

"It's like a self-contained area within a self-contained area within a self-contained area", Levine said.

ADX Florence's most infamous inmates include Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre in NY; convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, according to the BOP website.

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Drug lord Joaquin Guzman has an unparalleled record of jailbreaks, having escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before his ultimate capture and extradition to the United States.

His first escape - rumoured to be via a laundry hamper - was in 2001, and he spent more than a decade being recaptured and escaping again several times.

Within months of his arrest, Mexican authorities extradited Guzman to NY to face charges.

ADX has special restrictions in place created to ensure some inmates have no way to project influence beyond prison walls.

Those incarcerated at ADX are confined to tiny single-person cells for all but one hour a day.

Inside their cell, the most highly guarded inmates have a television with content created to provide them with education, psychological help and religious services, the report said.

"I think it might be counterproductive", said Carlos, a young man wearing headphones who declined to give his surname.

Some others expressed sadness at the news of Guzman's conviction in a far-away NY federal courtroom. "It's designed for the worst of the worst inmates". He hopes El Chapo's conviction will cause those drug lords to feel a little uneasy.

Guzman listened to a drumbeat of guilty verdicts on drug and conspiracy charges that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security USA prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that made him a folk hero in his native country.

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