US allows 'El Chapo' to write to wife from behind bars

US allows 'El Chapo' to write to wife from behind barsA US judge on Thursday relaxed slightly the stringent custody conditions of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, allowing him to correspond with his beauty queen wife. The 60-year-old kingpin, accused of running one of the world’s biggest drug empires, has been held in solitary confinement since being extradited to New York on January 19. Federal Judge Brian Cogan ruled that Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, could send written messages to his wife — provided they were pre-screened by federal agencies — but denied him family visits and phone calls.



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