Billy Moore Interview - A Prayer Before Dawn Meets Hard Time

My full interview with Billy Moore, a Muay Thai Prison boxer out of
Liverpool, whose life story is being made into a feature film starring
Charlie Hunnam. I strongly recommend his book, A Prayer Before Dawn.
Shaun Attwood 

From T-Bone (Letter 39)

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

I got into it with an extremely large fellow the other day. He was taking the store from a crazy guy called James. When James complained, the large fellow told him to suck his dick. When he went to play cards, I walked into his cell, took the store back and returned it to James.

The big guy sat there playing cards, like nothing had happened, and then rushed me in my cell. He had me against the wall, hitting my arms and legs. He was strong and he hit hard. I hadn’t fought anyone that hard since Lebanon.

I almost went down five times until an energy came over me – a power. I heard no other sounds or saw anything but him and his hand moving in slow motion. I grabbed his right hand with mine and pulled it across his throat. It’s called a lion tamer. I put an open hand strike into his solar plexus, let go of his right hand, ducked his next punch and countered with a right hand that knocked his jaw out of place.

While that was going on, two guys were beating up James. I ran down to James cell, pulled them off him, came back to my cell and once more my store had been stolen. I’d been set up, so they could take my food. 

Now I calculate my next move.

My book Prison Time includes how I met T-Bone

Shaun Attwood  

From Xena/She-Ra (Letter 8)

Xena/She-Ra - A 6 1/2 foot transsexual and Wiccan priestess with a tattooed penis. The charismatic leader of Cult Of Xena (COX).  Cut off a testicle and almost bled to death. 

Dear Shaun,
So many years have passed since we have last touched and so many things have happened since then. I miss you, my friend! I wish I could have spent more time with you. So many years have I spent addicted to heroin. Wow! What a difference this year has been for me. Now I am heroin free. Yay!

Parts one and two of the removal of my testicles were written years ago when I was high and depressed. I’m going to finish part three without any of the written parts one and two to refresh my memory. However, I believe this memory will never leave my brain because of the extreme nature of events. And also part four, the removal of the left testicle, which happened November 29, 2012. Part four will have you even more grossed out than the earlier parts, which you included in your book, Prison Time. I don’t take any painkillers, so having to deal with my pain daily is hard on my mentality. I am trying though.

My current boyfriend got locked up in 1992 when he was sixteen for murder. He spent ten years on death row. He used to work for the Aryan Brotherhood as a torpedo, busting people’s faces in for payment of debts. His story is interesting and sad. He is an innocent man. He never did the murder and he can prove it. He was set up by the police investigator and the prosecution.

The difference in prison compared to the time you left is like night and day. Even more drug users! Oh my Gawd! I can’t escape the continual pull of heroin opportunities. So mostly I sit in my cell and talk to my man or sleep. I exercise and I sketch. I eat healthy now. My meals consist of vegetables and rice and tuna – no sugar – and I try to not use fake sugars like Sweet’N Low. I eat foods with very little salt, and I stay away from most meats. Although sometimes, I will eat chicken. Rarely though.

I am working on a blog about how not to get raped in prison and also a list of excuses prisoners use to not pay other prisoners.

Listen, you are truly so good to me. I love you. You are the best friend I have ever had. I know of nobody in my life who would even take the time to keep in touch after so many years. My own family even have trouble staying in touch with me.

I love you!


Shaun Attwood 

From T-Bone (Letter 38)

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

NOT GUILTY! Praise God, he did it! Not guilty on everything. The jury only went into deliberations for a few hours. It didn’t take them long to see through the lies.

I had to stand in front of 120 people, while the court read out loud the crimes I was charged with, but hadn’t committed. The people in the justice system are cold, and I mean real cold.

One crime I was accused of was in an area with a security camera. The cop in this case said the video footage wasn’t available because there was no one there to make a copy for him.
My lawyer asked the cop on the stand, “Wasn’t there anyone in the tech department in the Phoenix Police Department who would make a copy for you?”
“I don’t know,” the cop responded, which in other words meant it was a bogus case.
They didn’t care. They went after me like a dog after a cat.
The cop admitted on the stand that he knew a witness had lied multiple times. They knew all that, but they didn’t care. All they cared about was putting me away for 145 years.

Anyway, the verdict was awesome. It was so powerful to experience God’s love at that moment. They tried to give me 145 years, but God said no. Now I am even more motivated to spread the word of truth and to tell people to say no to drugs, gangs and that lifestyle.

God gave me a victory, and soon I will be free. When I was a kid, I always knew God was there. I just didn’t know how to communicate with him and I allowed other influences to cloud my mind. But let me tell you something: I will sing to the top of the mountain that there is a God, who saved and delivered me from 145 years in that courtroom. God is love, and never forget that fact.

To everyone at the T-Bone Appreciation Society: I thank all of you who have allowed the goodness to come out of your hearts to help me. Please know that we should never give up no matter how hard things get, and please be aware of what evil does to people like those in the court. Believe in what is good, love people, think and speak positive. I am on fire, full of joy, so right now all I want to do is say how good life truly is.

I have one minor charge to deal with. So still I must wait in this place.

Shaun Attwood, you are a true friend. Jesus said a man can call himself fortunate if he can count his friends on one hand in a lifetime. God bless you, my friend, my brother. Keep telling the kids to stay away from drugs and to watch out for sickos. Peace to you, my brother. I’ll write more soon. Here’s to you, Shaun, and to me coming over to England for a visit.

Each one teach one,
Strength and honour
Steel embrace


My book Prison Time includes how I met T-Bone

Shaun Attwood