June 16, 2014
An Englishman Thriving in Bolivia's Cocaine Prison
Jack Gilbert, Vice
The Associated Press
Being imprisoned for drug smuggling usually means taking a little break from being a criminal. But for Liverpudlian Thomas McFadden—who was apprehended at La Paz airport in 1996 with five kilos of cocaine in his suitcase—the four and a half years he spent at Bolivia’s infamous San Pedro prison consisted of nearly as much nefarious activity as he’d been involved in as a free man, including showing tourists around the cells and selling them homemade cocaine as a parting memento.
TAGGED: War On Drugs, Bolivia