Michael Santos began making a series of bad decisions that included selling cocaine when he was 21. DEA agents arrested Michael in 1987, when he was 23. After a jury convicted him, Judge Jack Tanner sentenced Michael to a 45-year prison term.
While incarcerated in the Pierce County Jail, prior to his sentencing, Michael made a commitment to work toward reconciling with society. His deliberate strategy required that he work to educate himself, to contribute to society, and to build a support network. That disciplined approach to serving time carried him through the 26 years of imprisonment. While incarcerated he earned an undergraduate degree from Mercer University, a graduate degree from Hofstra University, and he published seven books that have helped tens of thousands learn more about our nation’s prison system.
Michael concluded his obligation to the Bureau of Prisons on August 12, 2013. Through his website at MichaelSantos.com, he offers products and services that he designed to improve outcomes of our nation’s criminal justice system. Catch his story on Incito.
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