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Experts: Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman likely to serve prison sentence in Florence

Posted at 4:49 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 06:59:38-05

FLORENCE – Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman could soon call Colorado home.

Experts say Guzman, 61, will most likely be sentenced to the ADX Supermax prison in Florence. The prison houses other high profile inmates like the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski and Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui.

No one has ever broken out of the ADX supermax, where inmates are kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours each day and eat their meals in their cells.

Guzman previously escaped high-security prisons in Mexico in 2001 and again in 2015.  He was captured in 2016 and extradited to the U.S. in 2017. Guzman is expected to receive a life sentence in prison without parole after he was found guilty in New York of a total of ten counts on Tuesday.

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The trial lasted three months and featured 56 witnesses and 200 hours of testimony. He was accused of murder, ordering executions, and bribing numerous individuals while running the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the most prolific in the world.

Guzman’s legal team said it will appeal the convictions.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)