In the Shadow of Papillon: Seven Years of Hell in Venezuela's Prison System
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In the Shadow of Papillon: Seven Years of Hell in Venezuela's Prison System

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Seven years of Hell in Venezuela’s Prison System.

Following the loss of his business and his home, Frank Kane made a catastrophic decision to smuggle some cocaine out of Venezuela. Almost inevitably, he and his girlfriend, Sam, were caught.

The price they paid was a ten-year sentence in the hell of the overcrowded Venezuelan prison system, notorious for official corruption a...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 3rd 2006 by Mainstream Publishing (first published September 7th 2006)
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Humanity's shadow in an extreme hell-realm
Steven Scaffardi
Survival is an eight-letter word that after reading this book, you’ll never feel able to justify using again in a sentence to describe an experience you have gone through. Because after you have read what this man went through, survival was shown to be a whole new meaning to me!

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Andrew Parkinson
another great true crime book. the author went through some truely horrific things, including his girlfriend getting with and getting pregnant to another inmate. really admire the authors strength to get through what he did. anyway, I'm not here to tell the story! I'd definitely recommend this book. I've read about 8 prison books so far and this was one of the best. read it!
a true story detailing the life of a drug trafficker locked up in one of the world's worst prisons. Basically it is like Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome... But in Venezuela.
I must remember to visit these prisons before I die. Sounds like a delightful place to stay for a holiday. Will look into cost of tickets immediately.
Venezuelan prison... not a place you wish to end up.
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Frank Kane, Brooklyn-born and a lifetime New Yorker, worked for many years in journalism and corporate public relations before shifting to fiction writing. At the time he was selling crime stories to the pulps he was also sustaining a career writing scripts for such radio shows as Gangbusters and The Shadow.

In addition to the Johnny Liddells, Kane wrote several suspense novels, some softcore eroti...more
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