Organized Crime

'El Chapo' says he's depressed by prison life, complains of 'psychological torture'

'El Chapo' says he's depressed by prison life, complains of 'psychological torture'

Convicted drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is depressed and suffering hallucinations and memory loss because of harsh conditions in the Mexican prison where he is jailed, according to his lawyers and a psychiatrist who recently visited him.

Guzman, the head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, who famously escaped two high-security Mexican prisons before being recaptured this year, complained to the doctor about “psychological torture” inflicted on him by guards, according to a report made public Wednesday.

In the doctor’s report, Guzman described a prison cell where the lights are kept on 24 hours a day and his only human contact is with...

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