June 18, 2018

03. Shaun Attwood

In the third episode of The Last Line, James talks to author, activist and former ecstasy kingpin Shaun Attwood. Recorded in May of 2018, they cover everything from life and violence in prison, corruption in the justice system, Shaun's book on Making a Murderer's Steven Avery, mafia boss Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano and whether James would end up as someone's prison bitch.

Born in Widnes, Shaun moved to Arizona as a young man and within a few years he had already become a millionaire on the stock markets. Through throwing massive rave parties, Shaun found himself becoming the biggest ecstasy dealer in the state of Arizona and soon had allies in the New Mexican Mafia and enemies in the Gambino crime family. 

Years after giving it all up, Shaun's mansion was raided by a SWAT team and he spent time in some of the toughest jails and prisons in Arizona. While in jail he smuggled out writings that were published online exposing the terrible conditions that the prisoners were kept in under Sherrif Joe Arpaio.

Since his release and return to the UK, Shaun has become a public speaker, talking to school children across the country to stop them from repeating his mistakes. 

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