Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer
This chapter relates Bruno’s experiences in a maximum-security prison on the mainland to which he is transferred. It describes the process by which he is sent to a cellblock that is reserved for the Comando Vermelho’s leaders, and how he becomes their accomplice and their friend. It also describes how he participates in a program to establish a classroom inside the prison while at the same time organizing an attempted escape through a tunnel. Finally, the chapter also addresses the issue of prison education in Brazil and the United States.