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Hard Time: A Brit in America's Toughest Jail (Paperback)
  • Hard Time: A Brit in America's Toughest Jail (Paperback)

Hard Time: A Brit in America's Toughest Jail (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/08/2010
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Using a golf pencil sharpened on a cell wall, Shaun Attwood wrote one of the first prison blogs, Jon's Jail Journal, excerpts of which were published in The Guardian and attracted international media attention. Brought up in England, Shaun took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and then a millionaire day trader during the dot-com bubble. But Shaun also led a double life. An early fan of the rave scene in Manchester, he formed an organisation that threw raves and distributed Ecstacy. Before being convicted of money laundering and drug dealing, he served 26 months in the infamous jail system run by the notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Hard Time is the harrowing yet often darkly humorous account of the time Shaun spent submerged in a nightmarish world of gang violence, insect infested cells and food unfit for animals. His remarkable story provides a revealing glimpse into the tragedy, brutality, comedy and eccentricity of prison life.

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
ISBN: 9781845966515

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“fantastic read!”

fab! couldnt put this book down! after meeting shaun at a signing i bought this book for my partner who loved it, i recently read this book within a matter of days due to the fact i couldnt put it down!!!! wrote so... More

15th February 2013
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“Hard Time/Easy writing Style”

If you are a fan of this type of book then you will not be disappointed with this impressive debute by Shaun Attwood.
Attwood writes with a flowing style which makes this account of the time he spent as a prisoner... More

23rd September 2010
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“Review from Prison Mom”

I first met Shaun Attwood about four years ago via his prison blog, jonsjailjournal. I was an average middle class mom trying to navigate the American prison system. My son was a first time offender with a third... More

30th July 2010
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