Month: September 2013

Conversations – Locked Up Abroad: Shaun Attwood’s cautionary tale of ecstasy

  Shaun Attwood came to America from England brimming with determination to make it big as a stockbroker. And he did. Working from Phoenix, Arizona, he started from the bottom and worked his way up to a cool $500,000 annual income, but the glitz and glamour of the underground rave scene introduced him to the party drug ecstasy and his ultimate downfall. Facing a potential 200-year jail sentence for money laundering and trafficking ecstasy, he served time in America’s toughest jail under Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The brutal conditions motivated him to document them via a blog called Jon’s Jail Journal, a blog that blossomed into advocating for prisoner’s...

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