The Cocaine Diaries
A Venezuelan Prison NightmareBook - 2013
" It won t happen to me. That s what I thought when I got on the plane to Venezuela. But it did I got caught. Caught smuggling half a million euros worth of cocaine, Paul Keany was sexually assaulted by Venezuelan anti-drugs officers before being sentenced to eight years in the notorious Los Teques prison outside Caracas. There he was plunged into a nightmarish world of coke-fuelled killings, gun battles, stabbings, extortion and forced hunger strikes until finally, just over two years into his sentence, he gained early parole and embarked on a daring escape from South America . . . Aided by his extensive prison diaries, Keany reveals the true horror of life inside Los Teques- a shocking underworld behind bars where inmates pay protection money to stay alive, prostitutes do the rounds and vast amounts of cocaine are smuggled in for cell-block bosses to sell on to prisoners for huge profits. The Cocaine Diaries is a remarkable story, told by Keany with honesty, courage and even humour, despite knowing that every day behind bars might have been his last."
Publisher: Edinburgh : Mainstream, 2013
Branch Call Number: 365.6 KEA
Characteristics: 349 p. ; 20 cm