A few weeks ago, the government publicly announced the measures taken, to prevent Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from escaping prison for a third time. Among the actions taken is to move Chapo to a different cell every 3 hours, and restricting his attorney visits.
Chapo, through his attorney says it is a little differently, but none the less, whoever you believe, Chapo says lack of continuous sleep is turning him into “a zombie”, below from Business Insider:
Sinaloa drug cartel leader , “El Chapo” claims that prison guards are "turning me into a zombie" because they won't let him sleep, according to the drug lord's lawyer.
Guzmán's lawyer Juan Pablo Badillo told Radio Formula that guards at the Antiplano maximum security prison near Mexico City — the same prison Guzmán escaped from in July 2015 prior to his recapture in January — have made his client feel he is a victim of "physical and mental torture."
“He told me, literally, 'Every two hours, at night, they wake me up to take roll," Badillo told the radio station. "They are turning me into a zombie. They do not let me sleep. All I want is just for them to let me sleep."
Badillo alleged that prison officials are denying Guzmán proper access to legal counsel, only allowing the drug lord about half an hour a week to speak to lawyers.
"It is brutal torture,' he told me," Badillo said. "This is what was done by Stalin in the '40s and '50s in Russia."