Judge won’t let El Chapo out of soli­tary

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A U.S. judge has re­jected a bid by Mex­i­can drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guz­man to get out of soli­tary con­fine­ment. Guz­man’s lawyers had asked to or­der him re­leased from an ul­tra-high-se­cu­rity wing of a New York jail that’s housed ter­ror­ism and mob sus­pects. The judge ruled Thurs­day in favour of pros­e­cu­tors who ar­gued that the strict con­fine­ment is needed to keep Guz­man from try­ing to con­trol the Si­naloa car­tel from be­hind bars.

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