Accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is being kept thisclose to El Chapo at a Manhattan jail, sources told The Post.
Epstein — who was arrested on sex-crime charges last week — landed in cell No. 4, three doors down from Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo’’ Guzman, sources said.
Chapo is in cell No. 1 in the notorious solitary-confinement unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center known as “10 South.”
“The place is so f–king disgusting,” Chapo’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, told The Post.
“In the winter, when it’s 30 degrees outside, you’re freezing your a– off because they’re blowing air conditioning on you.
“They don’t give you a toothbrush, you don’t get soap at the beginning.
“I’ve heard stories about the mice who are running across the cells — who knows what kinds of diseases they carry.”
The jail digs are a far cry from the opulence that both prisoners enjoyed on the outside — Epstein as a billionaire, jet-setting former hedge-fund manager and Guzman as head of a massive international narcotics syndicate.
The six-unit cell block is reserved for the worst of the worst, including terrorists, at the MCC, which is typically a temporary holding facility.