Wall Street, World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge to the southern tip of Manhattan is for tourists. A few have guessed that between all these attractions of the Mexican drug boss Joaquín "El Chapo" sentenced Guzmán. In the high-security prison with the address 150 Park Row, around the corner from the town hall, the sometimes the toughest of Conditions prevail on the American penal system as to to. From a "Gulag" speaks to politics Professor Jeanne Theoharis, who is considered an expert on the so-called Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC). Dirty and cold rooms, no natural light and such a strict isolation of the prisoners, that self-talk will be punished by wall - Theoharis draws a gloomy picture. In the circumstances you think actually being in Iran or in Russia, she says. For the 61-year-old Guzmán, it could be for the time being the Terminus.
Responsible for the death of thousands of people
The public Prosecutor's office accuses Guzmán in 17 counts, to be for the death of thousands of people and the smuggling of tons of drugs like cocaine, Heroin and marijuana into the United States. An acquittal would be a small Sensation. On Wednesday, the Prosecutor demanded at the trial of "El Chapo" to convict the 61-Year-old on all counts. "Here he sits. Not to leave you, that he will be abdicating its responsibility. You make him for his crimes. You talk to him in all points is guilty,“ said attorney Andrea Goldbarg to the jury. In the case of a conviction Guzmán may face life imprisonment. The death penalty is ruled out after a consultation between Mexico and the United States. How long is the twelve-member Jury needs for the judgment, and when in the event of a conviction the sentence is announced, is open. On Thursday, the closing arguments of the defense.
Newspapers only, if you are sued 30 days old
again and Again guzmán's attorneys had in the process about the excessively harsh conditions for their clients. According to them, he spends 23 hours a day in a 15 square meters large, windowless cell for a continuously switched-on light. Depression and hallucinations are the result."10 South" is the name of the section of the Building, where a few cells, the inmates are housed, which are classified as the most dangerous. Professor Theoharis goes even further: prisoners would be part of force-fed, and Newspapers are likely to see until you are 30 days old, says the Website "Gothamist". Lawyers could be subject to penalties, if you describe the conditions in the MCC. A special observer to the United Nations on the topic of torture came to the conclusion that the solitary confinement in the MCC "the United States as a civilized democracy would not be appropriate". The competent jail authority, BOP confirmed any of these Details.
There is no information about the prison
press inquiries to conditions in the MCC, Interviews or a site visit, she declines. But Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who had served in the MCC and at Guantánamo Bay, described the conditions in the "New York Times" in 2017 as worse than in the prison camp in Cuba. "I've seen so far no place that speaks to the human in terms of body, mind, Psyche and emotions so much," said lawyer Joshua Dratel, who has represented a dozen prisoners from the section on "10 South," the Website "Gothamist". In the book "Light is A Very Small Place" describes a Pakistani Ex-detainee, beds, tables and seats in "10 South" are made of concrete. In the Winter, the freezers and in the summer to "Stoves".
the MCC was Opened in the year 1975. Currently, well-820 detainees are in the grey block of concrete housed. Among other things, Ramsi Ahmet Jussef was here, mastermind of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, and the Mega-fraudster Bernie Madoff, who deceived with a snow ball System in the billions of thousands of investors. In Mexico, Guzmán was able to escape twice from prison in 2001 in a Laundry basket, and 2015 through a Tunnel, the accomplice had his shower dug.
Monday to Friday he stays in Brooklyn
The "Houdini of the drug lords," as the Los Angeles Times titled Guzmán, would not succeed in a similar campaign in the MCC is well again. "There will be no Tunnel that leads to the bathroom," said Angel Melendez from the Department of homeland security, the newspaper at the beginning of 2017. These days Guzmán housed anyway from Monday to Friday in Brooklyn, where the process is running towards him. He should be sentenced to a longer period of time in the MCC to remain, there would be quite templates for an escape attempt: in 1981, a man and a woman had kidnapped in a helicopter and the occupants, almost from the roof of the prison, picked off. In 1990, two prisoners another try with a power cable from a second-floor window. One of them - a Colombian, is in the USA today on a list of most wanted fugitives. (dpa)