FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, following his recapture six months after escaping from a maximum security prison. Guzman's lawyers said Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 he told them that guards at Mexico’s Altiplano prison won’t let him sleep, and that plans to make a movie about his life with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo are still on. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

If 'El Chapo' is extradited to US, he wants a medium-security prison

But there's a catch. Earlier this week, Guzmán's attorney told a Mexican radio show that the cartel leader may be willing to waive extradition and plead guilty if he serves time at a medium security prison in the U.S.

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This might be a hard sell considering the drug lord has escaped from maximum security prisons in Mexico — twice.

Part of Guzmán's change of mind is his treatment at the prison where he's currently held. According to his lawyer, Guzmán is allegedly being woken up regularly to confirm he hasn't fled, something that's causing him migraines.

While he is wanted in the U.S. on multiple charges, Guzmán has several life sentences to serve in Mexico, which is why he hadn't been extradited before.

Guzmán's lawyer said he is talking to a U.S. lawyer to iron out the details of the extradition terms.

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