Witnesses during the trial proved that Guzman ordered and sometimes engaged in the torture and murder of visible cartel enemies.
Attorney Mariel Colon, who visited Guzman who was regularly in prison before, during and after the trial was optimistic about his appeal opportunities.
But if the appeal is unsuccessful, "then this is the last time the public will see El Chapo," Colon told CNN. "It might be possible for El Chapo to see his wife last."
Colon said Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel, did not decide whether she would appear in her sentencing before US District Judge Brian Cogan, who led her trial. But he was not allowed to visit or match Guzman in prison. She is limited to phone calls and visits from several family members, including her twin 8-year-old daughter.
Although Guzman filed an appeal, he probably did not appear in court, Colon said .
In the months since Guzman was sentenced by a jury, he signed the rights to his name to coronel Coronel's line of clothing labeled with El Chapo and sought better conditions in Manhattan's prison if where he will be held. The US government also asked him to have $ 12.6 billion.
Cogan refuses Guzman's request for a new trial and hearing to investigate claims.
His colorful life behind bars
"He went to Supermax, I'm sure, in Colorado," Guzman's lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman told CNN's "New Day" poisoning. "No one escaped, really not impossible It's not an issue."
Until he was transferred, Guzman remained at the Metropolitan Correction Center, a federal prison in Manhattan. She can visit members of her legal team any day of the week, and be allowed to receive a phone call from her sister every 15-20 days, Colon said. But when he was transferred to Colorado, attending attorneys could be more limited, he said.
"What we are really talking about is the appeal," Colon said. "We really need to discuss today as long as we do not regularly visit him as it is today for appeal."
Guzman's history of evacuating prisoners examined the minds of prosecutors, both during his trial and after his belief. Guzman was missed from Mexico prisons twice.
In 2001, Guzman survived hiding in a laundry cart. He spent the next 13 years hiding in and around his home state of Sinaloa.
He was retrieved in 2014, but former colleague Damaso Lopez witnessed Guzman's trial, Guzman's wife and other families remained in contact with Guzman while he was jailed in prison city of Altiplano of Mexico. Lopez said Guzman asked a tunnel to be built directly in Guzman's cell.
The mile-long tunnel, complete with electricity and ventilation, was in the works for months and Lopez learned that Guzman "heard of the vices where he was, the tunnels (the tunnel) . "
Guzman escaped from prison in Mexico for the second time, on July 11, 2015.
New York security tightness
Since Guzman's third arrest in 2016 – extradited to the US – he was under a tighter watch. He was brought to New York, where he remained through his trial and sentencing.
Guzman's security surrounds Guzman's trial that Brooklyn Bridge is closed every week to allow Guzman to move to a motorcade – complete with a helicopter escort – from the MCC to the federal courthouse in Brooklyn for his months – long test.
While Guzman was held in the US, his communications were limited to members of his legal team and his sister, with occasional visits from his twin daughters. She was not allowed to see her husband. And to his lawyers, he is only allowed to discuss the aspects of his case.
Due to his conviction, Guzman's legal team submitted requests for better prison conditions in MCC, where he was retained on a single imprisonment 23 hours a day in his 10 x 8 cell. His lawyers say that since he was brought to the US he spent more than two years without any access to fresh air or natural light, adding that he should sleep in the light on his cell, conditions say The lawyers are "psychologically scarring." He also asked for two hours of outdoor exercise a week.
Cogan rejected Guzman's requests for improved prison conditions.
Prosecutors said the only place for outdoor exercise was on the MCC's rooftop, surrounded by tall buildings in lower Manhattan and covered with protective wire mesh. They raise concerns about possible plans to escape the well-known former drug lord, and mention an attempt to jailbreak 1981 from that area where fellow prisoners hijacked a helicopter traveling around and tried to disperse the wire screen surrounding the rooftop.
So Colon is trying to prepare Guzman for what conditions will be like in Colorado prison.
"Better where he is now," he said. Colon added that Guzman's separation from his family would be difficult. "It's sad, stressful, it's emotionally hurt," she says.