Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail - Part II, Chapters 40-41 Summary & Analysis

Thomas L. McFadden
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Part II, Chapters 40-41 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 40, "Solitary Confinement," Thomas is brought to La Muralla, a block where the cells are dirty, without light, windows, mattresses or blankets. The section has five other inmates, who are never allowed to speak to each other, and are allowed outside for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Fed thin soup, they are constantly hungry, and are beaten and humiliated by the sadistic guards. No visitors are allowed, and Thomas battles to keep his sanity. Eventually, Julian manages to visit him. He brings money, and confirms that Rachel stole Abregon's money. At a disciplinary meeting, Thomas confronts the prison governor, who later says he cannot get him out of solitary confinement, but helps him to bring furniture and clothing from his room. The Velascos also are brought to solitary...

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