Brazilian Drug Lord Turned His Prison Cell Into A Luxurious En Suite

Wow! Talk about privileged. 

How this Brazilian drug lord was able to create his own luxurious 3-room air conditioned suite in prison is beyond me. Clearly power & money works in one’s favor in Paraguay. 

According to Huffington Post: 

A Brazilian drug lord has been found living a life of luxury while behind bars.

Jarvis Chimenes Pavao hasn’t had to endure a grimy cell while serving eight years for money laundering at the notoriously crowded Tacumbu prison near Asuncion in Paraguay, the BBC reported.

Oh, no. Instead, he’s been whiling away his days inside a specially adapted, air-conditioned three-room suite.

Here a few pictures of Jarvis Chimenes Pavao’s cell suite which is now being demolished.

  
   
  

Photographs and video released this week reveal how Pavao, who was likely due to be extradited back to Brazil in 2017 to serve a sentence for a previous drug trafficking conviction, enjoyed sleeping on a comfortable-looking double bed and keeping fit on a treadmill.

Entertainment came courtesy of his very own plasma television and computer, which was located near a refrigerator and freezer in case he needed a snack or beverage.

The 42-year-old also had ample wardrobe space for his collection of clothes and fancy footwear, as well as an en suite bathroom. 

Pavao even had a closet area where he kept his clothes & shoes tidy.

   

 

Other images show his fully stocked library and eclectic DVD collection, which included a TV series on the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar ― who himself, before his death in 1993, cut a deal with his country’s authorities, who let him design and reside inside his own prison.

Pavao enjoyed the luxury of watching DVDs, including a TV series about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s life.

Pavao’s privileged prison life came to an abrupt end on Tuesday, however, after Paraguayan police discovered he was hatching an escape plot, Agence France-Presse reported.  

He’s now been transferred to another secure unit while officials investigate how he came to set up his extravagant living quarters, which he would reportedly rent out to fellow inmates for up to $5,000 per week.

His cell, which was a far cry from the normal living conditions endured by other inmates is now set to be demolished.

Wow, after all this privilege and he still tried to escape? He was clearly living better behind bars than some people live on the streets. 

My main thought is who did the interior design & construction? Surely the prison had to allow this extravagant remodel to happen. The guy has a treadmill, designer furniture, flat screens, refrigerator & freezer– just to name a few perks. Thankfully I’ve never spent time in prison, but I can’t believe anyone would jeopardize this kind of sweet deal. 

Reminds me of the classic prison scene in “Goodfellas” where the guys were enjoying home cooked meals like steak & lobster and living like kings. If this were a film, it would definetly be Goodfellas 2.0. 

Family Of Druglord El Chapo Say He Is Being Tortured While In Prison

 

El Chapo’s sister Bernarda insists her brother is being treated unfairly while in Mexican prison.

The Mexican drug lord is alleging that guards are waking him up in the middle of the night, and are failing to give him enough clothes to stay warm in his cold cell.

His relatives claim the “torture” is punishment for his high-profile escape from the same jail in July 2014. They staged a protest outside the small compound.

El Chapo’s sister Bernarda:

“They are angry because he got out, but anybody, even an irrational animal, would seek their freedom. He didn’t hurt anybody.”

One of Guzman’s lawyers, Jose Refugio Rodriguez, told reporters that his client hated life inside the Mexican jail so much that he is now eager to be extradited to the US.

In order to speed up the process, the head of the Sinaloa cartel is even willing to plead guilty to any charges – as long as authorities provide him with a short sentence in a medium-security prison.

Mr Rodriguez said:

“I saw a desperate man, a dejected man. I found him very discouraged and in a very serious state of health.”

Another member of El Chapo’s legal team, Juan Luis Gonzalez Meza, said he planned to go on “hunger strike” until the 58-year-old began receiving better treatment.
However, the lawyer later admitted he would still be having breakfast and juice every day.

Mexican authorities have denied that Guzman is being treated inhumanely, and insist that he is in good health.

The protest came as the kingpin’s eldest daughter, Rosa, told The Guardian that her father had managed to sneak into the US twice during his stint as a fugitive.

Although she refused to reveal how he had managed to cross the border, she claimed that his dramatic jailbreak through a tunnel was not an escape, but an “agreement” with senior officials.

More than 30 people, including the warden of the prison he escaped from, were arrested after his disappearance.

Jamaican Druglord ‘Dudus’ Coke Refuses To Attend Tivoli Enquiry 

  

Via Jamaica Observer– Efforts by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry to have former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke testify in the Tivoli Enquiry have hit a brick wall.

Queen’s Counsel Lord Gifford told the enquiry on Monday that the public defender made an attempt, through Coke’s attorney in the United States, to have him return to the island and give evidence but Coke said that he wasn’t interested in participating. 

Former Public Defender Earl Witter had recommended in his interim report that the enquiry hear from Coke.

Coke in serving a 20-year sentence in the US after being extradited in June 2010 to face drugs and gunrunning charges. 

He pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

The enquiry is looking into the deaths of 73 people resulting from the police-military operation to apprehend Coke in May 2010.