Shaun Attwood is a former stock-market millionaire and Ecstasy trafficker turned YouTuber, public speaker, author and activist, who is banned from America for life. His story was featured worldwide on National Geographic Channel as an episode of Locked Up/Banged Up Abroad called Raving Arizona.
Shaun’s writing – smuggled out of the jail with the highest death rate in America run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio – attracted international media attention to the human rights violations: murders by guards and gang members, dead rats in the food, cockroach infestations…
While incarcerated, Shaun was forced to reappraise his life. He read over 1,000 books in just under six years. By studying original texts in psychology and philosophy, he sought to better understand himself and his past behaviour. He credits books as being the lifeblood of his rehabilitation.
Find Out How Shaun Went From Millionaire Stockbroker to Arizona’s Deadliest Jail
The English Shaun Trilogy
An action-packed roller-coaster account of a life spiralling out of control featuring wild women, gangsters and a mountain of drugs…
"If you like Breaking Bad , you will love Shaun's books. Shaun Attwood was the Walter White of the Ecstasy market in Arizona"- DJ Keoki
“An outstanding presentation – one of the very best the pupils have encountered. Suitably disturbing and thought provoking, it had the pupils talking for days afterwards.”- Head of Sixth Form – Westminster School, London
"Shaun’s story is the Manchester rave scene meets The Wolf of Wall Street and ends in The Shawshank Redemption"- Jon Ronson
At Oxford University, Shaun campaigned against the mass incarceration of drug users and the War on Drugs.
His side won the vote 100+ to 50+.
Shaun Attwood has done 4 Ted Talks:
What facing 200 prison years taught Shaun about happiness:
Techniques for Overcoming Fear & Building Resilience:
How Sex-Abuse Survivors and Heroin Users Transformed Shaun’s Worldview:
Mafia Murderer Saves Prison Activist’s Life:
Shaun’s True Crime Podcast
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Crime and Punishment stories that will make your butt clench.
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Cure your gangsteritis with some of the biggest names in true crime. Shaun interviews ex-gangsters and survivors, as well as true-crime writers, journalists and whistleblowers.
Take a deep dive into the deep state, David Icke and the darker side of the human condition.
Consistently controversial, the podcast never shies away from covering topics the MSM won’t.
Since he wrote his first prison journal entry in Sheriff Arpaio’s jail, Shaun has been campaigning for justice for victims, survivors and prisoners worldwide.