60 Minutes Presents: Behind Bars

The following script is from “60 Minutes Presents: Behind Bars,” which aired on Feb. 26, 2017.

Good evening. I’m Bill Whitaker. Welcome to 60 Minutes Presents. Tonight: Behind bars. We’ll trace the prison escape route of the world’s most notorious narcotics king. Meet three people who never should have been imprisoned in the first place, and hear liberating harmonies from decidedly unliberated musicians.

First up, the notorious narco known as “El Chapo” who has achieved one of his greatest aspirations: he is the most famous drug lord of all time.

El Chapo

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman

And now, El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, is perhaps the most famous drug lord behind bars. Since Mexico spirited him to New York last month, Chapo has spent 23 hours of every day in isolation. He’s awaiting trial in a Brooklyn federal court on dozens of charges that could keep him in prison for the rest of his life. 

We first told you about Guzman in 2014 when he was captured…

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