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By Rusty Young, Thomas McFadden

Rusty younger was once backpacking in South the USA while he heard approximately Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran excursions within Bolivia's infamous San Pedro felony. Intrigued, the younger Australian journalisted went to l. a. Paz and joined one among Thomas's unlawful excursions. They shaped an speedy friendship after which turned companions in an try and list Thomas's studies within the reformatory. Rusty bribed the guards to permit him to stick and for the following 3 months he lived contained in the criminal, sharing a cellphone with Thomas and recording one of many strangest and so much compelling legal tales of all time. the result's Marching Powder.

This booklet establishes that San Pedro isn't your ordinary legal. Inmates are anticipated to shop for their cells from actual property brokers. Others run retailers and eating places. girls and youngsters dwell with imprisoned relatives. it's a position the place corrupt politicians and drug lords stay in luxurious residences, whereas the poorest prisoners are subjected to squalor and deprivation. Violence is a continuing possibility, and sections of San Pedro that echo with the sound of youngsters by way of day apartment a few of Bolivia's busiest cocaine laboratories through evening. In San Pedro, cocaine--"Bolivian marching powder"--makes lifestyles bearable. Even the felony cat is addicted.

Yet Marching Powder can also be the story of friendship, a spot the place horror is countered via humor and cruelty and compassion can inhabit a similar phone. this is often state of the art travel-writing and a desirable account of infiltration into the South American drug culture.

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