Ex-drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has filed an appeal asking to be released out of the Colorado Supermax lockup where he’s been confined since his conviction last year.
Guzman was ordered to serve life plus 30 years behind bars after being found guilty of 10 counts of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, drug trafficking, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit murder.
“It’s been torture, the most inhumane situation I have lived in my entire life,” Guzman pleaded after he spent long months in solitary confinement, without natural light or fresh air, with all visits and outdoor recreations canceled due to the pandemic.
“It’s very sad but here’s the difference,” Special Agent Ray Donovan said. “He’s alive; he could do plenty of things unlike many of his victims.”