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Drug Kingpin, El Chapo Flown to Supermax Prison Under Armed Guard to Serve Life Sentence

Drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has been flown to a super-maximum security prison to begin his life sentence.

The infamous criminal was transferred to the Colorado’s United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) – the only federal supermax prison in the US, on Friday.

He was put on a police helicopter in New York and flown to an airfield, where a plane was waiting to take him to the prison.

Heavily armed guards and dozens of police officers were involved in the transfer, with the authorities making sure there was no chance for El Chapo to escape justice again.

Guzman will live out the rest of his days alongside terrorists, mobsters and intelligence traitors in the Colorado prison.

Some of the most notorious inmates are Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ‘Unabomber’ Ted Kaczynski and the British ‘shoe bomber’ Richard Reid.

El Chapo, 62, was transferred within hours of being sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday, despite plans to keep him in a New York jail while his lawyers launch an appeal.

The authorities reportedly wanted to get the inmate to the supermax jail as soon as possible because of his previous prison escapes in 2001 and 2015.

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The supermax prison in Colorado houses some of America’s most infamous criminals.

His second jailbreak proved to be a national humiliation for Mexico after he escaped from prison through a mile-long tunnel connecting to his cell.

It is believed he will now be held in the most remote section of ADX, called Range 13, and prevented from seeing his beauty pageant wife Emma Aispuro Colonel and their twin daughters.

Robert Hood, warden of the prison, previously told the New York Post: “It’s not a place designed for humanity.

“It’s one click away from the death penalty. All of a sudden, one day you’re put in a box and not cared about – that’s the punishment.”

The jail has come under fire from human rights activists who claim inmates suffer inhumane conditions.

Prisoners are generally only allowed out of their cells for a few hours of exercise a week, according to Mail Online.

They also have occasional access to a ‘law library’, where they can read legal documents, and some visits.

The prison’s warden said the jail is ‘one click away from the death penalty.’
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