Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be on serious lockdown at a Manhattan jail, but he’s at least getting one little boost from the feds.
Prison authorities are going to give “an elevated chair” to Guzman — whose nickname means “shorty” — so he can have a better look at the case materials being handled by his lawyers on the other side of the booth, court papers say. It’s been tough for Guzman, who stands 5-foot-6.
His lawyers have been fighting with the government over his solitary confinement conditions at Metropolitan Correctional Center. Within their list of grievances is the setup at the booths where inmates talk to their lawyers.
Whenever they use a booth with a computer on their side, the defense lawyers said both they and Guzman “must stand through the entire visit in order to see each other because the booth’s window is too high.”
Credit: NY Daily News