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 El Chapo wandert in US-Supermax-Gefängnis infographic
Grafik zeigt das Umfeld und Anlage vom ADX Florence Supermax Gefängnis sowie eine Ansicht der Zelle, in die El Chapo kommen wird.


El Chapo Urteil lautet auf "Lebenslang plus 30 Jahre"

June 25, 2019 - Nach dem Schuldspruch wegen Drogenschmuggel wurde Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman zu lebenslang plus 30 Jahre verurteilt und kommt in das US Hochsicherheitsgefängnis ADX Florence in Colorado.

Drug kingpin Guzman previously escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before he was captured and extradited to the United States.

On Tuesday, February 12, he was convicted of drug trafficking and is now looking at spending the rest of his life in a maximun-security prison.

The U.S. has one supermax prison in Florence, Colorado (also known as ADX for “administrative maximum”). The compound is secure, remote and austere – earning itself the moniker “Alcatraz of the Rockies”.

Located outside an old mining town two hours south of Denver, ADX’s hardened concrete buildings house the nation’s most violent offenders, including Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and Oklahoma City bombing accomplice Terry Nichols.

The 400 inmates are held alone for 23 hours a day in 2.1m by 3.7m cells, with fixed furnishings made of concrete.

Most inmates have a television offering limited programming, with their only real view of the outside world coming from a 10cm-wide window slot that’s designed to prevent them from determining where they are housed in the facility. Human interaction is kept to the minimum, with prisoners even eating their meals in solitude – right beside their stainless steel toilets.

Guzman will be sentenced on June 25, for smuggling narcotics into the U.S and for having a hand in dozens of murders.

PUBLISHED: 18/07/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press & Google Earth Pro