Skyhorse Pub. Co.
Hard time; life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's toughest jail.
Shaun Attwood was a successful trader in Phoenix, Arizona who was arrested in 2002 for drug distribution charges. Attwood spent the following 26 months in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa Jail, a facility with conditions far worse than maximum security prisons. Maricopa is a jail where inmates who have yet to be convicted of their crimes suffer Arpaio's sadistic abuses, a complete loss of basic rights, horrendous food and medical treatment, and an astonishingly high death rate. This important book is Attwood's memoir of his stay at Maricopa. His story works to shed light on the underbelly of American justice and the War on Drugs. This book is an important read for anyone concerned with basic liberty and human rights issues. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)