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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, Losing His Mind In Brooklyn Prison: Drug Lord Cold, Lonely With Auditory Hallucinations

First Posted: Mar 17, 2017 02:34 AM EDT
Joaquin 'El Chapo', Guzman Loera to appear in Brooklyn federal court on allegations of leading a continuing criminal enterprise, other drug-related charges

Photo : U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via Getty Images/Charles Reed

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is cold, lonely and has been complaining of auditory hallucinations. The most notorious drug lord is locked up in solitary confinement in a Brooklyn jail with not enough clothing to keep him warm. Reports say that 'El Chapo' has also started to hallucinate saying that he can hear music despite his radio being off. His attorneys are seeking for his release from solitary confinement saying that their client's health has slowly deteriorated.

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was extradited to the United States in January 2017 where he faces a number of federal indictments in New York and California, Inside Edition reported. He has been accused of torture, drug trafficking and murder. 'El Chapo' was taken from his cell in Mexico to a counterpart in Brooklyn where he stayed in solitary confinement ever since.

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is a very famous drug personality and is the most wanted drug personality all over the world. He has escaped twice from his maximum security cell in Mexico and the U.S. has offered $5 million for information about his whereabouts. 'El Chapo' has pleaded not guilty to all charges including murder, conspiracy and drug trafficking, Los Angeles Times reported.

Notorious inmates are kept in strict isolation at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Mafia lords, drug personalities and terrorists are among those included in strict isolation. The United States government has allowed Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to take private counsel because he is very well off but he has been prohibited to talk to his family members as well as his wife.

It is necessary to confine Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman to prevent him from escaping. By limiting communication from other inmates, he will be unable to conspire or solicit additional criminal activity. 'El Chapo' is also secured from people who could cause bodily harm or injury. His attorneys also said that their client misses being able to access the media. His lawyers argued that many documentaries and reports have been made according to 'El Chapo's' life but he is unable to comment on false information.

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