(Reuters) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday called the jail conditions of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman inhumane, while vowing to bring down violence stemming from drug violence by create a society less obsessed with material wealth.
Guzman will spend the rest of his days behind bars in the United States after a judge sentenced him on Wednesday to life in prison plus 30 years. A jury found him guilty in February after an 11-week trial.
Lopez Obrador said at his regular morning conference that sentences like the one for El Chapo - “a sentence for life in a hostile jail, hard, inhumane” - made a life no longer worth living.
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As well as his concern for the infamous kingpin’s wellbeing, Lopez Obrador criticized the violence he wrought over his long career, and said society needed moral reforms.