Please help Jack buy food and essentials in jail
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Jack is serving life without parole and has terminal cancer. A guard  assaulted Jack in his chemotherapy port. Jack is being denied medical care, including pain killers, rendering him in agony. With donations, Jack can buy food, stamps, ... More ...

Jack is serving life without parole and has terminal cancer. A guard  assaulted Jack in his chemotherapy port. Jack is being denied medical care, including pain killers, rendering him in agony.

Jack earns 40 cents an hour teaching prisoners to read, write and pass high-school-level exams. But the prison charges Jack every time he requests to see medical staff, wiping his small earnings out. In July 2014, Jack's pay was cut from $32 a week to $12. 

With donations, Jack can buy food, stamps, writing supplies and hygiene items and not have to worry about paying for medical visits.

Throughout my incarceration, Jack was a positive influence. He encouraged me to keep writing, to enter short-story competitions. When he wasn't at his job, Jack was always helping prisoners. 

Also, Jack is seeking pen pals, so anyone interested please email me at attwood.shaun@hotmail.co.uk for his details.

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$50
Signed copy of Lessons
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A self-help book about what Shaun Attwood learned when he was forced to reappraise his life in the harsh reality Arizona's penal system, including supermaximum-security prison. The people imparting wisdom to Shaun range from his psychotherapist, Dr. Owen, and his meditation master, Andrew, to Two Tonys, a Mafia mass murderer serving 112 years for killing rival gangsters, and T-Bone, an ex-Marine using formidable fighting skills to stop prison rape. These lessons - told via anecdotes and Socratic dialogue - will force you to re-examine your life and what is truly important. They include: • Love the Right Person: a dysfunctional relationship can derail everything you have worked for • Take Time for Introspection: the foundation for personal development is self-knowledge • Identify and Overcome Addictions: unacknowledged addictions can creep out of control and devastate your life • Value Your Family: make time for the people who love you unconditionally • Make Slow and Careful Progress
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$100
Signed copy of Prison Time
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Sentenced to 9½ years in Arizona’s state prison for distributing Ecstasy, Shaun finds himself living among gang members, sexual predators and drug-crazed psychopaths. After being attacked by a 20-stone California biker, Shaun writes about the prisoners who befriend, protect and inspire him. They include T-Bone, a massive African American ex-Marine who risks his life saving vulnerable inmates from rape, and Two Tonys, an old-school Mafia murderer who left the corpses of his rivals from Tucson to Alaska. They teach Shaun how to turn incarceration to his advantage, and to learn from his mistakes.
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