In his last moments as Mexico’s most important prisoner, Joaquin
“El Chapo” Guzman paces his cell, past his single bunk with
rumpled sheets, the plastic water jugs on the floor. He seems
particularly interested in what’s behind the waist-high wall of
the shower stall, as he keeps bending down to look at the floor.
It is Saturday night, near 9 p.m., inside Cell 20 of the Altiplano
maximum security prison, and the video surveillance camera
captures Guzman’s shadow as it traces across the walls. The
60-square-foot room is inside the wing for the country’s most
dangerous criminals, where the drug lord Guzman has spent the past
year and a half in solitary confinement under
24-hour-surveillance, a monitoring bracelet on his wrist.
As the video shows, Guzman sits down on the edge of his bunk and
slips off his shoes. He pads back to the shower, kneels behind the
wall and disappears.
Altiplano is apparently run in a similar fashion to Arkham Asylum.