For years we’ve heard stories of the infamous tours of San Pedro Prison in Bolivia. By law, tourists are strictly not allowed in the prison, but there’s a well-worn path of contacting English-speaking inmates to take you in as their relatives for an illegal tour. (Yes, you actually have to call a number inside the prison and ask for a particular person.)
Being on the other side of the world, my answer to whether I’d do this would be quite different. But now, only a hair’s breadth from La Paz, I’m not so sure. What about you? Would you join an illegal tour of San Pedro Prison? Let me tell you a little more first.