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