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What Michael Avenatti, Jeffrey Epstein, And 'El Chapo' Now Have In Common

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Former Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Reuters reports Avenatti's lawyers said Friday their client is in solitary confinement under 24-hour lockdown. He's being held on a floor in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan that houses people charged with terrorism offenses. Avenatti's been charged with extorting Nike Inc, and concealing a settlement offer from a client. His trial begins next week. To prepare, Avenatti will be allowed to meet with lawyers, make phone calls and keep legal materials in his cell. The Manhattan jail has long faced criticism for its living conditions. Another former inmate, financier Jeffrey Epstein, committed suicide in his jail cell last August while awaiting trial on sexual abuse charges.