Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Archive: "Death is better than life in ADX Supermax" Says Warden

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  a republish of my previous post.  



It is the home of the Unibomber, Green River Killer, Boston Bomber, The 9/11 conspirator, Atlanta Olympics Bomber and many other of the most notorious convicts. And consensus is that it is the probable upcoming home of Joquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, should he be convicted.

It is the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence Colorado.  Built as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies”, escape proof with the highest security in the United States.  Built to house the worse of criminals.



Mexican narcos incarcerated in ADX:

Francisco Javier Arellano Felix (AFO) The life in prison sentence for former drug cartel leader Francisco Javier Arellano Félix has been reduced to 23 1/2 years because he’s provided crucial information to the government that has led to prosecutions in the U.S. and Mexico, according to federal court records.

Juan Garcia Abrego (CDG) serving 11 consecutive life  sentences

Osiel Cardenad Guillen (CDG) serving 25 year sentence pleading guilty, release date 2025



The Concrete Cell

Cells are a 12X7 foot structure. On the wall is a concrete platform for a black and white TV, which broadcasts closed circuit programming of classes and religious programming. It also has a built in radio.
  • There is a Stainless steel toilet/sink/water source combination.
  • A stationary concrete desk and stool sits in the cell
  • A slim 4” wide 40" high window has a view of the courtyard
  • Inside cell shower with a timer
  • A concrete slab bed

An enclosure within the cell with bars, used for added isolation and security Solid walls prevent prisoners from seeing other cells or having direct contact with other inmates.

Routine

The prison has 8 housing units that can accommodate up to 500 inmates. All food is presented though a slot through the door.  Inmates remain in cells for visits with clergy or physicians.  They are inside the cell in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day, with 10 hours a week for exercise inside a "cage".

Inmates have access to books and some magazines.

They have almost no human contact and can go days without speaking to anyone.

Former Warden Says Death Is Better Than Life In Supermax" in this video about the Boston Marathon Bomber, he was subsequently transferred to ADX.


A Look ahead:   

I will be posting an article by the weekend also about ADX---but from the perspective of an inmate.  Through 100s of letters he wrote to a reporter we are able to get a different view of “life” in ADX

85 comments:

  1. Chapo went out like a chump!
    No balls for gun blazin but balls for the WALKING DEAD!

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    1. Yea and his 300 jotos ondeados special forces security turned out to be a couple of illiterate peasants wearing chanclas lol.

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    2. Its better thsn being in a mexican prison. Free food. Soap.sopas. spreads. Romance. Etc.

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    3. It's much worse than a Mexican prison.

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  2. Welcome home to an 8x12 suite with a 40" LED TV.

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    1. Oops... 4 inch led tv

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    2. I know for us humans solitude in confinement is torture. But at least he will be safe. Nobody hacking at his neck. Unlike many innocents that didnt get a choice in this drug "war"

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    3. Isn't that the truth!

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    4. 12 inch "led" tv.

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  3. Well, at least the inmates have a window, books, and some magazines. Algo es algo.

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    1. Well, chapo cant even read so doesn't make any difference. He is going to be one bored inmate.. in jail the best thing is a few good books and time will go smooth

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    2. asit turns out and according to a source of mine close to chapo...he can read but at a low level of proficiency

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  4. Damn if i was chapo id be be begging for the needle or a bullet before being sent there!

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    1. But u are not and stop lying u wouldn't be askin for no damm bullet

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    2. No matter what we think Chapo is hardcore

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  5. 60 minutes did a story on adx a while back- id commit suicide before i went there- it might not be to bad for chapo though- he was hiding out in the mountains for years, like a lot of the al-queda guys...

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    1. And his tunnel adventures show he isn’t claustrophobic... he will be fine if convicted

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    2. Yeah but he wasn't in confinement in the Sierra's,could go out for fresh air anytime,could have multiple underage babes delivered to him,drank himself to sleep,unlimited reefers or other chemicals if desired.Even in Mexican jail he could have all those things.He will look back on his life and think he lived the greatest live ever and that many a man envied him ....or will he by comparison to what he has now.He will never have another woman again besides his wife and the list goes on but wait,he's had 2 years to adjust already so should be used to it by now(he's been celibate for what 2 years now) but oh what a switch from having everything to having nothing.They say the more you have ($$) the harder you fall. They also say your health is way more important than money so hopefully Chapo lives to a ripe old with plenty of time to reflect.Even if he lives to 100 and only reflects on 10 murders a day that he ordered he can't possibly go through them all.Chapo you made your bed now it's time to lie down in it (and no disappearing behind shower partitions).

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    3. Hiding with prostitutes and partying, he also wasn't there for years.

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    4. he will probably scream and cry the first few days but he’ll be alright, he has no choice. If a tree falls in the forest with no one around does it make noise? The sight of a guard will be like a witnessing a Holy Ghost.

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    5. Not sure if you know but being out in the mountains is the opposite of being inside a box in the mountains your free as a bird in a box you don’t have nothing but time but he did the crime now he does the time

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    6. Underage babes..Somehow i like your realism

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    7. Under age babes...suspect af canadiano

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  6. Long trial with tons of testimony and evidence which has caused the jurors to be confused about what each had heard!

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  7. Good observations but since he was responsible for many deaths let him sit alone and Ido mean alone for the rest of life.

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  8. Chapo was already loosing his mind in county, he will lose it here.. I did 2 weeks in the hole in county and it was hell. Same solitary confinement, terrible way to die. C
    Chapo is probably wishing he went out like el mas loco and Tony tormenta.. that prison is the reason Escobar shot himself rather than getting captured

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    1. He wished he was shot at a Chinese restaurant?

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  9. Not gonna lie I wouldn’t mind life in Superman anyway looking at a walll wouldn’t mean shit to me anyway,not a narco or anything but man I would have loved to live the life Chapo lived back in the 80s and 90s the traveling the big parties the gold guns and let’s not forget the women,Even if I knew it was gonna end at some point Atleast I lived it, I ain’t even a keyboard warrior so I ain’t gonna talk shit or hate on anybody,but damn Chapo was a living legend.Me personally I wouldn’t have cared if I lived that life if I died or spend life in a cell better then the shitty ones us average joe have,go to school,get a degree,get a job,get married,10 years later the wife cheats and leaves you and takes the kids and half of everything you got,mid life crisis,alcoholic and pretty much just stressed out but that’s life I guess.

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    1. This dude must be 12 yts old,fuck being in prison. I dont care how tuff u are,prison breaks men,thats,what prison is for

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    2. Lol anonymously female I agree I’d rather live that 80s life as long as I didn’t have to hurt anyone. Freedom is gone now for everyone anyway, we are watched and judged every second. I worked, did everything ‘right’, got married, my husband stole my money, now I’m sitting here preparing papers for another court date (yes with a drink in hand) Supermax would feel like a welcome break

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    3. What a fucking nutcase. Saying prison would be like a vacation because you got real life issues on your plate. Rob a bank then

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  10. Very nice neutral colors.

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  11. Yeah cause those wardens make it like hell for the inmates thinking their crap dont stink

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  12. If you had saw the cabin that the Unabomber had lived in for years you would know that ADX supermax is a major upgrade for him. He now has power, heat & air, running water, indoor bath, food, medical care and tv. He's never had it so good. In fact, he has said had he known it was going to be this nice, he would have ratted himself out years ago.

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    1. It’s good for him because all that guy needs is a book to read and he’s happy. It’s hell for 99.9 percent of people. I literally have trouble breathing and feel anxiety when reading about ADX, and this is coming from a Canadian hockey fan!

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    2. 😂✋🏻

      The Unabomber was a piece of shit but damn being ratted out by your own brother is some fucked up shit

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    1. Juan Garcia Abrego is in West Virginia not Colorado

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    2. he was in florence

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    3. He was adx before for years.

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  14. For those saying Chapo did not go out guns blazing! He did it to avoid collateral damage to the civilians. El Señor always respected the general population.
    Gente Nueva Special Forces made up of a 300 team of ex Delta Force ,Navy Seals team 6 and Mossad agents,armed to the teeth and trained in the art of guerilla warfare was ready to open the gates of hell to make sure he was not captured .At the end El Señor said to me avoiding innocents deaths is more important than my life .I admired his act of self sacrifice .Ni modo la palabra del Patron se respeta .

    El Six of GN

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  15. Don't be surprised if Chapo beats the rap. New Yorkers have an affinity and soft spot for crime bosses like Lucky Luciano, Carlos Gambino and the Teflon Don. The jail their went crazy when the corn and bean farmer from the rugged mountains of Sinaloa arrived in town. Cmon NY do Chapo a solid and make a statement. Lets not kid ourselves when it's inherently evident that US Govt, DEA, Trump are just as corruped as the MX Gvt. Like Michael Corleone said, "who is being naive when you say governments don't kill people." Inquisitive mind wonder who killed Tupac, Biggie, JFK, MLK, Malcolm X and President Abe. Y arriba mi Sinaloa vale...

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    1. The Teflon Don got a life sentence and complained of bumps around his throat for 4 months before the guards let him see a doctor and by that time he had stage 4 cancer. New York isn’t as easy peezy as you say.

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    2. I don’t think anyone believes there is a govt with no corruption. The US has corruption, but not “just as corrupt” as MX. The US definitely had done a lot of dirty shit mostly in/to other countries. It’s known. I know many Mexicans want to say the US is just as bad but it isn’t. You can’t compare the US to MX. The shit that is normal and accepted by citizens in MX will never be accepted in the US. It might happen here but it won’t spread and go unpunished as it does in MX.

      Sorry to burst your bubble but the US will never match Mexico’s corruption. You see Mexicans fleeing to the US not Americans fleeing to MX. That right there should tell you something.

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    3. Onother pendejo lol

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    4. Soft spot? They got to jurors and intimadated them dummy

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    5. Chapo should of taken the stand to solemnly swear like Fidel, "I take the 5th because history will absolve me." Not guilty sounds right to me.

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  16. Chapo used to hide out and live in the sewers like a rat, this is an upgrade for him. He’ll be ok. He’ll miss raping little girls but thats about it! His kids will write him letters telling him how good life is. Lol

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  17. Chapo will never escape the Americans

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  18. This is a substitute for the death penalty -- living hell. Now, to build one in Texas with a capacity of ten thousand, and a government willing to extradite customers. Scared straight? Fight to the death? Better than detener luego amparo verdad?

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  19. its not over to the fat lady sings , if it was cut and dry as most of the key board warriors on here they would have diliberated already

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  20. @ chivis do you think if he snitch on mayo or told government that el azul ID alive and where to locate him or something and in that nature they would down his sentence and no adx

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  21. Mencho already knows how a usa jail is he served 3years and people who served time with him said he got raped and got used has a woman by several inmates atleast Chapo Guzman would be protected from other inmates now I ask young teens who admired this drug barons do you really want to end up like that? In a cell like animal ?

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    1. Mencho will never be extradited to the US. AMLO made sure of that when taking the presidency. No chasing just collecting money.

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    2. Stop lying 🤥

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    3. Stop talking nonsense

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    4. Is there any paperwork where it states what u said bout mencho?

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    5. People have been making that claim of Mencho being raped. I don’t think it’s true. This guy is the head of CJNG. Had he been sodomized I’m more than sure he would’ve already dealt with that rapist on the outside. There’s always an abundance of hitters willing to come at you for any infraction. And payback for rape would’ve been recorded on video by now. That’s the new norm now with cartels. - Sol Prendido

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    6. I swear these comments are typed by a kid straight nonsense

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    7. Why it is so hard to believe he was raped. He was a little paisa not even a buster up north. Paisas have it worst if not conbected. They are used as currency everyday that might be another reason he has such hatred against women and kids.
      My dues cents

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    8. Mencho has hate ever since he took chapo's spot but making stuff up is ridiculous lol

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    9. Si el rio suena, agua lleva.

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  22. ADX is easy time, the hardest part is figuring out how not to be bored. you can literally ask for sleep meds, and in a blink of an eye you'd have served 25 years.
    Now, being in gen pop in a max security facility is a different story, that's hard time.

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    1. Im curious

      Do you know why worse
      Of the worse
      End up
      In Colorado
      Supa max

      Spies
      Killers
      TREASONOUS ilks

      23 hours
      With no communication
      Guards - inmates included
      This not regular
      Federal facility

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    2. 10:17 stop writting grocery list style and u just answer u own question

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    3. Where is the milk and eggs in this grocery list. Don't forget to buy papi a 6 pack of beer!!!

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  23. Only if he didn’t embarrass EPN and left Kate del Castillo alone he would maybe still be in Mexico free

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    1. Yup!! gossip outlets spotted EPN in Madrid...apparently he bought a ranch near Malaga. And Kate? She got her novela which will probably be renewed for another season or seasons depending on the ratings. Everyone lives continue and his might end depending on that verdict.

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  24. Where chapo goin

    He paying for long trial
    More witness
    Is freedom in NY
    This place drive him crazy and all girlfriends
    To suddenly stop visiting
    You'll be all alone

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  25. After a year or two Chapo will be like a zombie, but will be used to the isolation.

    His first year will be hard though. The walls do start to move and time gets all messed up. Sleep during the day and up all night. I’m pretty sure the lights in his cell stay on all the time too.

    I’ve been in isolation many times and it sucks. It’s like being on acid after a few days. But in most prisons you can yell to other inmates on your tier or pod. In the Super Max zero contact with anyone except the guards (3 shifts),med call and Clergy.

    His first month he will feel like he’s losing his mind. And he deserves it.

    Have fun, Chapo!

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  26. Does anybody know what ever happen to El Tirgillo Arellano and also about 6-1 Villareal? Seriously no news about what happened to the CAF head honchos or if CAF still holds power or not it's like they became ghosts.

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    1. Muletas is out I think.. he was leading a cell of sinaloans called los uriarte but a few of then got killed. Haven't heard much since then.

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  27. They gonna squeeze him for his info and money. Just watch, after a yr ,he will be singing like a canary after all he's been known to snitch in the past!! May he rot in hell knowing someone else will be getting emmas goodies!!

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    1. Who is he gonna snitch on? If the government wanted him to snitch, they would have offered him a deal before going to trial. They don’t need or want him to snitch. Use some common sense amigo.

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  28. Hey BullDog! Javier's term was reduced to 23 1/2 years and his prison location is classified. Nalgon pled to 30 years and is probably in one of the super max prisons. Sorry if this doesn't help but you may be able to look it up on the internet.

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    1. Steve, is there still any Arellano bloodline pulling strings in Tijuana? Or is the original Tijuana cartel obselete like Cali and Medellin? Thanks

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    2. Thank you Steve for the insight. I was not expecting a reply from you thanks you made my night.

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  29. He should be thankful I mean he gets to watch religious channels in black and white ffs!!!

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  30. Regarding Arellano bloodline pulling strings in Tijuana: I would say no. All 5 brothers are dead or in US Custody. Fernando Sanchez is in custody in Mexico. The women in the family, although having knowledge of their brother’s criminal activity, were not involved in the operations of the organization.

    Norma Ruth Serrano-Corona, Benjamin’s second wife, did try to drum up support for Benjamin while he was in custody at Altiplano. Ruth and Benjamin forged alliances with the Gulf Cartel and Zetas. Osiel Cardenas and Benjamin became friends at Altiplano.

    Benjamin’s son, Frank Xavier, was Benjamin and Ruth’s choice to run the AFO. Ruth had a group of Benjamin loyalists who were trying to gain control of the Plaza from Javier while protecting Frank at the same time. One of those guys has been in the Tijuana Press lately – Ivan Martin Del Campo-Reibling. This group was dismantled due to US arrests and death by Javier’s men.

    There are other AFO loyalists out there who have now joined the Jalisco group like Manuel Ivanovich Zambrano-Flores and his cousin Adolfo Perez-Zambrano. However, many have been executed in the past few years or are laying low.

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    1. Ivan Martin Del Campo-Reibling AKA Cobra Commander. He’s constantly running his mouth in his videos. Here lately he actually threatened Marro (Sledgehammer). Very weird considering Marro’s people are recording videos of their kills. I get the impression he wants to get wiped out. Seems like his confidence comes from what’s obviously his steroid intake. I’m surprised the Cobra Commander is still around. I’d say it’s just a matter of time before he gets snuffed. - Sol Prendido

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    2. Was a Dr maria isabel who in the 1990s stayed in San Diego their sister as published reports indicate?

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    3. sol about cobra's lion, either he has no teeth or the chicken is rubber --never one bite was made

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    4. Chivis lion could’ve just as well have been heavily sedated. Eventually they attack their owners. There’s that guy in Juarez who was mauled recently by his own lion. Never understood why people insist on just being around these big cats so casually. To each his own I guess. - Sol Prendido

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  31. 9:38. I appreciate the insight Steve. I am from Tijuana and to be honest that once powerful AF cartel is just nostalgia among the local community. Similar to Pablo in Medellin. Its a new era here. What I dont comprehended
    and boggles my mind is how a loyal woman will go to extreme depths to protect and keep flourishing her man's illegal racket empire. Benjamin's wife must of known that her husband was exporting deadly narcotics by the tons on top of heading/running a transnational drug mafia that left a trail of dead bodies. My aunt's friend worked in a money exchange house in San Ysidro back in the late 80s and Ruth was her co worker. My aunt mentioned that Ruth was a beautiful young lady that came from a religious catholic family. It just confirms once again that not all, but most women will always crave a dangerous powerful dark triad man and will stand by his side regardless of the repercussions.

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