He slammed his skull against the con­crete... as if crack­ing a co­conut

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By SHAUN ATTWOOD

MARI­COPA County jail is the tough­est prison in Amer­ica if not the world – where of­fi­cers pride them­selves on treat­ing dogs bet­ter than in­mates.

One, Eric Vo­gel, suf­fered a heart at­tack try­ing to run away from po­lice who were tak­ing him back to the jail af­ter he was made to wear pink ladies un­der­wear.

Sher­iff Joe Ar­paio, who runs the prison in the swel­ter­ing dust­bowl of Ari­zona, boasts that he’s the tough­est jail boss in the coun­try.

He feeds his in­mates mouldy sausage meat and his sys­tem is sub­ject to in­ves­ti­ga­tion by hu­man rights or­gan­i­sa­tions be­cause of med­i­cal neg­li­gence, vi­o­lence and the ex­tra­or­di­nary death rate.

Vic­tims in­clude Charles Ag­ster, a men­tally dis­abled 33-year-old ar­rested for loi­ter­ing.

He was hog-tied, jumped on, punched and strapped into a re­straint chair, where he stopped breath­ing.

And Brian Cren­shaw, a par­tially blind shoplifter the guards pul­verised for fail­ing to pro­duce his ID.

He was found co­matose with a bro­ken neck, toes and se­vere in­ter­nal in­juries.

The list goes on, earn­ing Ar­paio the nick­name: “An­gel of Death”.

And this, the most vi­o­lent prison in Amer­ica is where Shaun Attwood – a mil­lion­aire stocks trader turned drug dealer, from Cheshire found him­self.

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