El Chapo's wife, 29, shares photos of her enjoying Italian vacation as husband rots in Supermax prison
Emma Aispuro Coronel, El Chapo's wife, posted a photo taken on a gondola near the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice over the weekend
It looks like Emma Aispuro Coronel, the wife of Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzman, is not bothered about her husband's situation in the hellish Colorado Supermax prison. The glamorous wife of the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel is enjoying her life to the fullest as she is busy posting photos of her lavish vacation in Italy on Instagram.
On Saturday, July 27, Coronel shared a photo taken on a gondola near the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. In another photo shared last week by the 29-year-old, we could see a Starbucks coffee cup bearing Coronel's along with a piece of cake with the caption "What diet?".
However, on Monday, the photos were no longer found in her social media page, suggesting that they were deliberately deleted after they started getting media attention.
In one of the photos which still remains, Coronel could be seen posing against an old of a building. The location of the picture was not immediately clear.
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is more than enough," she captioned the picture.
Meanwhile, her husband is all set to spend the rest of his life in prison after being transferred to the Administrative Maximum Penitentiary, or ADX, in Florence on July 19. “Clearly the federal government is very concerned about his ongoing contact with just about anyone since they fear he will send messages related to drug smuggling. So his isolation will be extreme,” Dr. Terry Kupers, a psychiatrist and author of a book about the psychological impact of long-term solitary confinement at Supermax, told the Denver Post.
The escape-proof prison houses some the United States' most notorious offenders including Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols, and 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef.
According to a 2012 class-action lawsuit against the Bureau of Prisons, prisoners have often been known to go insane at the Supermax.
They are often heard wailing and banging on the walls of ADX and people with preexisting psychosis have had their mental illness worsen. There was an instance where a prisoner descended to such a level of madness that he bit his won pinky fingers off, severed his earlobes and cut off a testicle and his scrotum.
“This is not built for humanity. I think that being there, day by day, it’s worse than death,” Robert Hood, a former Supermax warden who was employed at the facility between 2002 and 2005, said about its hellish conditions.
An Amnesty International report said that the prisoners at the facility were forced to live in 7-by-12-foot reinforced concrete cells for 23 hours a day with just a 42-inch tall, four-inch-wide window as the only means of viewing the outside world. Most of the cells are equipped with a shower and a toilet to minimize the requirement for prisoners to go out of their confinements. It also has a concrete bed with a thin mattress, a desk stool and in some cases a black and white TV that plays religious and educational programming.
The inmates eat their food in the respective cells, just a few paces away from the toilet pot.
ADX prisoners are only allowed to leave their cells a few hours a day for exercise, visiting the "law library," legal and social visits and medical consultations. Even then they are placed in full restraints and accompanied by armed guards at all times. In El Chapo's case, Coronel has been banned from visiting the drug lord. He is only allowed visitations from his 7-year-old twin daughters.