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Sat May 25, 2019, 03:11 AM

El Chapo prison gripes could be start of elaborate plot to escape Manhattan lockup: prosecutors

El Chapo is blowing smoke about his harsh prison conditions and might be trying to organize another jailbreak, prosecutors suggest in a new court filing.

In a letter to the judge who oversaw Chapo’s recent conviction for running the Sinaloa drug cartel, Brooklyn-based federal prosecutors said the cocaine kingpin is being treated fairly and should be denied the earplugs, unlimited commissary access and outdoor recreation time he requested two weeks ago.

They said Chapo’s request for open-air exercise should be rejected because the rooftop recreation area of the lower Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center where he’s currently housed was the scene of an attempted jailbreak in 1981.

During that wild incident, an inmate’s cohorts hijacked a sightseeing helicopter, flew it over the recreation area and attempted to cut through the wire screening, prosecutors said.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-prosecutors-oppose-el-chapo-jail-requests-20190524-55hhksgswzgjrcezwiv5uge2fa-story.html

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2naSalit May 2019 #1

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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:54 AM

1. I wonder why he isn't in a more secure location.

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