Thanks to your book purchases, I've managed to raise enough money to donate 5,000 books to kids in state schools and prisoners. This increases the total donation over three years to 20,000 books. While in prison, kind people from all over the world sent me books. Reading became the lifeblood of my rehabilitation. #karma


Next year I aim to publish these books:
Party Time New Edition
Pablo Escobar's Story
We Are Being Lied To: The War On Drugs
The War Against Weed
Two Tonys

Link to all of my books


My latest videos and prison questions answered at my YouTube channel.


Dec 10 Manchester Pablo Escobar talk: Further info and tickets

Dec 17 Manchester Surviving Deadly USA Jail  talk: Further info and tickets

Dec 18 London Pablo Escobar talk: Further info and tickets

Jan 15: Manchester Pablo Escobar talk: Further info and tickets

Jan 16: Manchester Life Lessons From USA's Deadliest Jails: Further info and tickets

Have a great holiday season everyone!
Here's what I wrote from prison at Christmas.
Cheers from London!
Shaun Attwood

From T-Bone (Letter 70)

T-Bone is a massively-built spiritual ex-Marine, who uses fighting skills to stop prison rape. T-Bone’s latest letter from Arizona prison:

Can you imagine how dangerous it is for guys who steal in this place? But there’s always those who think they can do whatever. This jerk came into my cell and tried to steal my stamps and toothpaste and even my shoes. I threw him out by the back of the neck.

Now this is where it gets crazy: he went to the next door down and took another guys ID. He went to the inmate store and got the guy’s store order, came back to the building and tried to act like he did nothing wrong. Well, the guy next door found out what he had done and almost the whole yard wanted to kill him. They wanted his ass anyway.

I told the guy he stole from to let him go. They took the guy to the service centre, and then off the yard. Man, there are some crazy people in these places, who always do things that show they need help, but the system is designed to warehouse instead of helping people to change. We are the difference makers. The old me would have kicked the crap out of him, but now I see how we are influenced to think negatively, by evil, that kind of thinking becomes a culture, and it’s time to break the cycle.

Shaun Attwood  

After Prison Show Interview

Just did a podcast with Joe Guerrero (video above). I first recognised Joe's amazing ability to tell a story when he wrote to me in 2014 about getting pee tested in prison. Since his release 2 years ago, Joe has inspired prisoners and young people across the world by his meteoric rise on YouTube, where he now stars in the After Prison Show, which has over half a million subscribers. You can watch his videos here.

1: Prison Horror Story: A Sex Change Op