Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail - Part II, Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Thomas L. McFadden
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Part II, Chapters 5-6 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 5, "San Pedro Prison," describes Thomas's release from the FELCN jail. He believes he is going to court, but is placed in an unmarked car and then thinks he is going to be killed. It is a taxi, however, and he arrives at San Pedro Prison. The policemen try to make him pay for the taxi, and then bring him to a major in a big office at the prison, who also wants money, which is an entry fee to the prison. Thomas is told he must work in the prison kitchen for six months to pay the fee if he has no money, and then is told he must buy his prison cell. A book is produced that lists the available cells, and he is told that a cell costs five thousand U.S...

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