Contributor

Michael Santos

Podcaster / Speaker / Prison Consultant

<a href="" target="_hplink"></a><a href="http://michaelsantos.com" target="_hplink">Michael Santos</a><a href="mailto:" target="_hplink"></a> was arrested at the age of 23, on August 11, 1987. He was a federal prisoner for the next 9,50 days--26 years. During his quarter century of confinement, Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University and a master’s degree from Hofstra University. He published numerous books to help readers understand prisons, the people they hold, and strategies to triumph over imprisonment. His book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Inside-Life-Behind-America-ebook/dp/B001C3A41Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&amp;s=digital-text&amp;qid=1271789841&amp;sr=8-1" target="_hplink">Inside: Life Behind Bars in America</a> (St. Martin's Press) was released in 2006 to critical and academic acclaim, and is now a staple of penology curricula in universities around the country. Michael concluded his obligation to the Bureau of Prisons on August 12, 2013. He taught for a year at San Francisco State University. Now Michael writes, speaks, and teaches others how to master the prison experience. Contact Michael Santos through <a href="http://www.michaelsantos.com" target="_hplink">www.michaelsantos.com</a>.<a href="mailto:michael@michaelsantos.com" target="_hplink">michael@michaelsantos.com</a>