El Chapo Sentenced To Life Behind Bars


Unless something magical happens, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will never see the light of day outside again. This, as he’s been sentenced to life in prison…plus 30 years. His lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, says his client was not given a fair trial and they will appeal.

The 62-year-old Guzman, who was found guilty earlier this year of trafficking illegal drugs to the United States, will also have to pay 12-point-six-billion-dollars in forfeiture. Guzman spoke before his sentencing and complained that his life behind bars has been “miserable” and that he has been forced to drink unsanitary water, and has been denied access to fresh air and sunlight.

If he thinks what he’s experienced is bad…it’s not about to get any better. Guzman is expected to serve his life sentence in Colorado's Supermax prison. The facility has been nicknamed "Alcatraz of the Rockies" and is home to some of the most notorious criminals alive.

Current inmates include Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Terry Nichols from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski.

Guzman infamously escaped from maximum-security prisons twice in Mexico…this would prove to be far more difficult.

Source: New York Post

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