The defense team of El Chapo sought relaxing of the tough security measures their client is subjected to.
However, Judge Brian Cogan, slammed the door shut on that possibility this morning at the pretrial hearing. Perhaps assuming that citing the reasons why would be redundant, without mentioning the capo’s previous prison escapes, he simply said;
"They're taking extra security measures. I think we all know the reasons for that."
The transfer from the ultra-high security SHU unit at Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan to a Brooklyn federal courthouse is an indication of what security measures are being taken with El Chapo.
The 12 car convoy caused the outbound Brooklyn Bridge to be closed for 15 minutes.
|police convoy heads back to Manhattan after El Chapo hearing|
A visit request for El Chapo’s wife was deferred to prison officials to make the decision. Prison officials have previously denied the request. His next court appearance is scheduled for Cinco de Mayo, 2017.
Check out conditions, rules, etc, Documents below;
Procedure booklet for SHU unit at MCC SHU