Marching Powder

A True Story of a British Drug Smuggler In a Bolivian Jail

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Publisher Description

San Pedro is Bolivia's most notorious prison. Small-time drug smuggler Thomas McFadden found himself on the inside. Marching Powder is the story of how he navigated this dark world of gangs, drugs and corruption to come out on top.

Thomas found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison.

Thomas ended up making a living by giving backpackers tours of the prison – he became a fixture on the backpacking circuit and was named in the Lonely Planet guide to Bolivia. When he was told that for a bribe of $5000 his sentence could be overturned, it was the many backpackers who'd passed through who sent him the money. Written by lawyer Rusty Young, Marching Powder – sometimes shocking, sometimes funny – is a riveting story of survival.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2011
19 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
20.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Mervyyy1111 ,

Amazing read!!

Incredible story

Robdogg🐶 ,

Brilliant book

First review I have ever written even though read countless good books! Quite unbelievable what goes on in and out of the prison entertaining - shocking and all in between to say the least. Gutted when I finished it was that good! Recommend to everyone who's partial to the odd patsie!! Or had a wkend binge lol. Iv never seen a crack cat on any Attenborough programs but the one in this book should have a documentary done defo, "a day in the life of a jail junkie crack cat" 😂

Mingmark ,

WOW

This book is a must read

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