After the controversial capture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, 62, and the highly-publicized trial that followed, the court has decided that the former drug kingpin is going to live out the rest of his years behind the bars of the only supermax facility in Colorado.
And due to the way supermax prisons work, El Chapo will likely never see the face of his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, 30, ever again, according to reports.
While El Chapo will be allowed to get visitations during his stay at the prison, they will be in a minimal manner, and he will likely be barred from seeing his wife in person again.
This twist in all of this, the former beauty queen is busy enjoying her life during her latest European vacation in Venice, Italy. She has even shared some pictures on social media.
She is also promoting the El Chapo clothing line, and he has a lot of fans on the social networking channels encouraging her to stay strong and telling her how beautiful she is.
El Chapo’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, explained: “They’re going to keep them separated forever. He’ll never get to see her again. No contact visits are allowed, even with his daughters, if he’s allowed to see them at all. It’s kind of gruesome.”
The facility where he will be held is one of the strictest prisons in the world, where prisoners live under very tightly-controlled conditions.
El Chapo will only have four inches to see the outside world through, and his entertainment will mostly be provided via a television screen which only broadcasts predetermined programs.
No contact visits will be allowed for the kingpin, and even his closest family members will be barred from seeing him.
Supermax facilities are a particular type of prison reserved for the most dangerous of criminals.
Inmates typically include high-ranking criminals with a high risk of escape, as well as inmates from other facilities who have attacked guards or other prisoners.
The facility is designed to eliminate the risk of escape and has been criticized by some for the “inhumane” conditions its prisoners are typically subjected to.
It is not likely that El Chapo will ever get a chance of being transferred to another facility.
Some experts predict that he will probably test the system and try his best to escape.