- Life with Sheriff Joe Arpaio in America's Toughest Jail
- Narrated by: Peter Batchelor
- Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-27-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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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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By Pamela M. on 11-11-14
Shaun is a Brit day trader who comes to the USA to seek his fortune. He ends up dealing drugs in the Arizona rave scene landing him in one of the worst jails - Maricopa run by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
I had seen Shaun's story on 20/20 and read about it in People magazine which peaked my interest. I had also done some research on Maricopa inhumane conditions several years ago so getting the insight on what it was really like from an inmate intrigued me.
The book provides real insight to life behind bars. I thought Shaun's story was honest and forthcoming. Intimates have to deal with beyond horrific conditions at this jail. I cannot imagine having to live off green bolonga for years (that alone would of kept me on the right side of the law).
I was not a fan of Peter Batchelor the narrator. His voice was very scratchy & rough. I found it a bit hard to stay tuned in because of it. I feel like this is one of those times I wished I had bought the book and read it myself then going with the Audio book.
It's a decent prison story, not a favorite but a good one.
Ps...if my review helps you could you click the helpful key? I am starting to wonder if my time and efforts are worth it. Thank you
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By Alex Chochem on 10-29-16
Crime doesn't pay
Here is a story of an intelligent young man; caught up and victimized by his voluntary use of recreational drugs. He sees the errors of his ways and suffers the consequences in the world's worse possible confinement. This story should have opened investigations of the Sheriff and conditions in the jail. There have been no changes, and the same conditions still exist.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful