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Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South Americas Strangest Jail by Rusty Young

Rusty Young was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivias notorious San Pedro prison. Intrigued, the young Australian journalisted went to La Paz and joined one of Thomass illegal tours. They formed an instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomass experiences in the jail. Rusty bribed the guards to allow him to stay and for the next three months he lived inside the prison, sharing a cell with Thomas and recording one of the strangest and most compelling prison stories of all time. The result is Marching Powder.

This book establishes that San Pedro is not your average prison. Inmates are expected to buy their cells from real estate agents. Others run shops and restaurants. 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 is a constant threat, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of children by day house some of Bolivias busiest cocaine laboratories by night. In San Pedro, cocaine--Bolivian marching powder--makes life bearable. Even the prison cat is addicted.

Yet Marching Powder is also the tale of friendship, a place where horror is countered by humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit the same cell. This is cutting-edge travel-writing and a fascinating account of infiltration into the South American drug culture.
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By Stephen Franklin. LIMA, Peru - Jennifer Davis was sick, terrified and deeply embarrassed for herself and her family, especially for her father, a state-prison captain back home in Illinois. One night, three Peruvian prison guards were gesturing at her as they began opening her cell. She knew exactly what they wanted. Davis, who does not speak Spanish, banged on the cell bars and shouted until the guards backed away. As she lay shivering and exhausted on a cement slab at the prison in Callao, the tall, dark-haired year-old from Danville, Ill.

Krista and her friend Jennifer had originally met through a friend who ran a modeling agency. They wanted us to bring something, a little bit of cocaine. I was scared to death. The Oscar-winning film Midnight Express, told the story of year-old college student Billy Hayes, his imprisonment for drug smuggling and his escape from the infamous Turkish Sagmalcilar prison in Istanbul. However, neither the film nor the book authored by Hayes, was completely accurate. As part of the National Geographic series, Haynes is able to tell the full story of his imprisonment and eventual escape. Not in Turkey, not in Peru and not in Bangladesh.

From the get go they are described as young party girls without much direction in life. The girls have a great, if not meaningless, life in LA. The girls accept his offer and go on having an epic LA life without really thinking twice about the arrangement. Come on girls, red alert! The girls are offered 5 grand each for their trouble and assured that everything would be easy. The girls were drawn to the idea of traveling.


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