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Marching Powder

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Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the twenty-something Australian law graduate travelled to La Paz and joined one of Thomas's illegal tours. What followed took both men by surprise: they formed a strong and instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences in the jail. Marching Powder is a shocking, darkly comic account of the life in San Pedro. In this bizarre prison, inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants, and hundreds of women and children live with imprisoned family members. It is a place where corrupt politicians and drug lords live in luxury apartments while the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Violence and crime are never far away, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories by night. Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, Marching Powder is an always riveting story of survival.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781743110669
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Author:
Young, Rusty
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Lawyers and Judges
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
Travel » South America » General
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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