Public Intel Report
Shaun Attwood - 04.26.23
Episode 18 • 54m
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Attwood's incredible life journey has taken him from a successful stockbroker to a convicted drug trafficker, and eventually to a prolific writer and advocate for prison reform. His experiences in the criminal justice system and his remarkable transformation have inspired readers around the world and sparked important conversations about incarceration and rehabilitation.
In the early years of his career, Shaun Attwood moved to Arizona, where he made a fortune as a stockbroker. However, his life took a drastic turn when he became involved in the world of illegal drugs, leading a criminal empire that distributed ecstasy and other substances. In 2002, Attwood was arrested, and he subsequently spent six years in prison, including two years in the infamous Maricopa County Jail, run by the controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio. During his time behind bars, Attwood witnessed firsthand the brutal conditions that inmates faced and became determined to use his experiences to make a difference.
Following his release from prison, Shaun Attwood turned his life around and began sharing his story through writing and public speaking. He has authored several memoirs, including "Hard Time: Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail" and "Party Time: The Extraordinary Confessions of a Drug Dealer to the Masses," as well as numerous true crime books that delve into the dark world of organized crime. In addition to his writing, Attwood is an advocate for prison reform and rehabilitation, using his platform to raise awareness about the harsh realities of incarceration and to promote positive change within the criminal justice system. In 2019, Addy Adds interviewed Shaun Attwood in person at a studio in the Surrey area of England, further highlighting his story and advocacy work. Throughout his career, Attwood has demonstrated resilience and determination, using his experiences to foster change in the criminal justice system. His compelling life story, combined with his dedication to prison reform, continues to inspire and provoke thoughtful discussions on incarceration, rehabilitation, and the power of redemption.
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