'El Chapo' is likely going to the same prison where Ted Kaczynski and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are held
Updated 1:17 PM ET, Wed February 13, 2019
Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán twice escaped from Mexican prisons in the last two decades. Now that he's been convicted in the United States, officials are likely to do their utmost to keep him in place.
The feds won't reveal his destination until he's sentenced and arrived, but the United States Penitentiary Administrative-Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado — also known as Supermax and ADX Florence — fits the bill.
"He's going to Supermax, I'm sure, in Colorado," his lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman told CNN's "New Day" on Wednesday. "No one has ever escaped. It's absolutely impossible. It's not even an issue."
It's the nation's most secure Supermax prison, built for the worst of the worst in the penitentiary system, including the most violent inmates and convicted terrorists. Many of the more than 400 inmates spend up to 23 hours a day alone in 7-by-12-foot concrete, soundproofed cells.
A former warden once told CNN that imprisonment there is "far much worse than death." Here are some of the high-profile prisoners who are there now: