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Wife of jailed cartel kingpin angry officials cut conjugal visits from four hours down to 2

October 26, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Wife of jailed cartel kingpin angry officials cut conjugal visits from four hours down to 2

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Infamous Mexican drug kingpin, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, claims that his life isn’t easy, complaining that he is under 24-hour surveillance by three guards and his ability to communicate with the outside world is severely limited.

Moreover, reports indicate that both his physical and mental health are deteriorating, according to Fox News Latino.

El Chapo’s wife, Emma Coronel, maintains that Mexican authorities have taken it too far, and have reduced the drug lord’s conjugal visits from four hours to only two.

In a filed lawsuit, the woman expressed her grievances regarding the lack of lovemaking time to the National Human Rights Commission in Mexico. She also lamented that he is being denied visits by relatives and attorneys, and is being subjected to torture, causing him to be on the verge of a mental break.

Coronel, who has twin daughters with Guzmán, told the press on Monday outside the commission’s Mexico City office that she had just filed the complaint alleging that Guzmán is suffering from diminishing health.

Coronel has previously filed complaints against the government to try and pressure them into improving conditions for the notorious leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

The commissioner of Mexico’s National Security Commission, however, opposed Coronel’s assertions and indicated her kingpin husband needed to be monitored closely because he has broken out of prison two times before.

Guzmán has a propensity for escaping prison. Back in 2001, he allegedly hid inside of a laundry basket and broke out of the Puente Grande maximum security prison, Again in July 2015, after less than two years in the Altiplano prison, he managed to get out again, this time through a sophisticated mile-long tunnel. He was ultimately recaptured in early in 2016 and, after being taken back to the Altiplano prison, he was transported to a prison in Ciudad Juarez.

Commissioner Renato Sales Heredia stated that Guzmán is allotted time for exercise in the jail yard and also noted that his lawyers had visited him 33 times, his wife came 35 times, and that he’s also had many visits from his sisters, daughters, and other relatives.

“His health condition is OK, acceptable for any 60-year-old man,” Renato said. “We are open to his family members going to Human Rights and have [Human Rights] set up an office in detention centers in coming years so they can monitor the rights of every single inmate.”

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