Hard Time: Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail

Hard Time: Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail


By (author) Shaun Attwood, Foreword by Tony Papa, Foreword by Anthony Papa, Introduction by Tony Papa, Introduction by Anne Mini

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  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 30mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1616082690
  • ISBN 13: 9781616082697
  • Sales rank: 1,118,421

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Shaun Attwood was a millionaire day trader in Phoenix, Arizona, but his hedonistic lifestyle of drugs and parties came to an abrupt end in 2002 when a SWAT team broke down his door. Attwood found himself on remand in Maricopa Jail with a $750,000 cash bond and all of his assets seized. The nightmare was only just beginning as he was submerged in a jail in which rival gangs vied for control, crystal meth was freely available, and where breaking rules could result in beatings or death. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails have the highest death rate in the U.S. "Hard Time" is the harrowing yet darkly humorous account of the time Attwood spent submerged in a nightmarish world of gang violence and insect infested cells, eating food unfit for animals. His remarkable story provides a revealing glimpse into the tragedy, brutality, comedy, and eccentricity of prison life.

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