El Chapo Extradition Still No Time Soon

The northern prison across the border from El Paso, where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is rated as the worst in Mexico’s federal penitentiary system for inmate conditions, according to the government’s own reporting.

But it did score well on “conditions of governability,” perhaps an indication that authorities believe they can limit the risk of him pulling off a third brazen jailbreak. Some Mexican media have speculated the transfer was a prelude to imminent extradition to the U.S. on drug charges, but Guzman is still in the middle of the extradition process, which his lawyers are fighting. Officials have said it could take up to a year to reach a final ruling.

ABC’s Jim Ryan joined us from Dallas.

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