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Hard Time: A Brit in America's Toughest Jail Paperback – 5 Aug 2010
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Hard Time makes Shawshank look like a holiday camp -- News of the World September 26, 2010
A searing indictment of the controversial penal tactics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio - who revels in the title of 'America's Toughest Sheriff' -- BBC News August 22, 2010
A tale of brutality and a lesson in behind-bars etiquette -- Manchester Evening News August 3, 2010
A gripping account of Attwood's time among lethal gangsters -- City AM July 22, 2010
Attwood's hair-raising and oddly hilarious account of his two years in the county jail is a reminder of the conditions that caused the deaths of numerous prisoners -- Phoenix New Times, August 26, 2010
The extraordinary account of how a well-educated young Englishman survived 26 months in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's harsh US jail systemSee all Product description
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However after seeing an article on yahoo about Shaun and his books I downloaded them to my kindle. Please read Party Time first so you read about what lead to Shaun ending up in prison.
As with Party Time I couldn't put this book down, an amazing insight to a prison that should never existed let alone had so many inmates and overcrowding. There is no such thing as human rights and you wouldn't let a animal live in those conditions and its beyond me how anyone survived that place.
It's funny, made me feel sick(hate cockroaches) made me cry and I was just astounded the more I read. Shaun tells it as it is, a spade is a spade lols! And at times I felt so sad and angry that people were actually treated like they were there. Shaun takes you through his time there and how he managed to survive and amazingly by reading and learning and making best use of his time in such gruesome conditions.
It's a must read and well written by an amazing inspiring person who today tells others of the dangers of the club scene and drugs. Can't wait for the 3rd book in feb 14, preorder it you won't wanna miss it 👍
Its honest, its real and it in no way glamorizes the drug culture and surroundings. What this book gives is an honest account of a normal guy who like most people of his age enjoy the rave/clubbing culture. It lets you into the mind of somebody who has lived the fun part of the lifestyle but also awoken into the reality that no matter how good it can be there is a complete opposite.
I have just sat through a 6hr flight and apart from my two meals getting served and having to go to the bathroom and move for the couple next to me i don't remember being bored once, i must add the flight food seemed presently nice compared to the foul food that was served in this book. Anyway, I'm now awaiting my connection flight and i will dive directly back to page 158 and carry on until i finish.
If you like the rave scene by this book, if you like to read about prison life then read this book. IF you want to give yourself a slap back into reality on how bad things can get even though you feel things are going well, then buy this book.
Although ive not finished the book i have no hesitation on giving it 10/10.
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