'El Chapo' prison conditions worst in U.S., prevent proper defense: lawyers

'El Chapo' prison conditions worst in U.S., prevent proper defense: lawyersHeld without access to sunlight or his relatives, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is under more restrictive captivity than any other U.S. prisoner and it is difficult to mount a defense, his court-appointed lawyers said on Thursday. Mexico extradited Guzman, who is the head of Sinaloa Cartel, to New York in January, a few hours before U.S. President Donald Trump took office. Guzman, who escaped from two Mexican prisons and was a key figure in a bloody drug war, is seen as a flight risk by the U.S. government.



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