Saturday, November 17, 2007

San Pedro Prison

For everyone who’s read Marching Powder, we did go and see the San Pedro prison, but tours around the joint have been stopped since the release of the book. We sat across the road from the entrance, watching the parade of visitors and residents passing, but the concentrated stares of the guards outside were enough to stop me taking photos. Bit of an anticlimax, really.
(For everyone unfamiliar with the book, it’s about a naughty man who got in trouble for smuggling cocaine out of Bolivia and started giving tours around the prison as a way of earning money so he could buy food and pay for his cell).

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