PHOTOS: Inside Colorado’s Supermax prison where Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman will spend life in prison

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was Wednesday sentenced by a federal judge in Brooklyn to life in prison, marking a humiliating end for a drug lord widely said to be notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.

Widely known as Supermax, or ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies,’ the facility opened in 1994 and holds 402 inmates inside specially designed ‘control units’ that function as prisons within prisons

Guzman will likely end up at the federal government’s “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado, known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

Colorado’s bleak Supermax prison is where the United States incarcerates the ‘worst of the worst’ criminals.

Most inmates at Supermax are given a television, but their only actual view of the outside world is a 4-inch window. They have minimal interaction with other people and eat all their meals in their cells.

Below are some photos of Colorado’s bleak Supermax prison originally shared by Dailymail.

Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán found guilty on all counts, faces life in prison

Guzman will probably be sent away to the one-and-only lockup designed to incarcerate the highest-risk prisoners in the federal penal system – the Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado, located 90 miles south of Denver
Inside look at ADX Florence: One of the cells in supermax prison is pictured above. Special restrictions are designed not only to prevent escape and keep corrections staff safe but to ensure that the most incorrigible inmates have no means of exerting influence or threats beyond prison walls
An outdoor area of the notorious prison pictured above
‘The prisoners really have no contact with other prisoners, all their movements are controlled,’ Horn told Reuters. ‘They get limited privileges, limited contacts. … It’s a tough place to do time’
The cafeteria of the Supermax Prison in Florence, Colorado pictured above
El Chapo’s new home? A look inside the sterile cells of ADX florence pictured above with stone furniture
Inside the same room inmates have a toilet, sink, and miniature mirror

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