Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail - Part II, Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

Thomas L. McFadden
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Part II, Chapters 9-12 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 9, "Preparing for Trial," even though Thomas has his own room, he still gets attacked five more times by inmates who either still believe he is American or simply do not like any foreigners. The others know he has bought a room, and increase their demands for money. When the beatings get worse, Thomas ambushes the leader, breaks his nose and kicks him repeatedly. When a gang member tries to help, Thomas gives him the same treatment. After that, he begins carrying a lead pipe, and everyone leaves him alone. He pays a lawyer $3000 to get him out of prison, and she brings in two more lawyers. They intend to secure his release without going to trial.

Chapter 10, "La Noche de San Juan," is named after June 21, the longest night of the year and...

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