Michael Santos possesses an unsurpassed depth and breadth of experience and knowledge about the criminal justice system.
Michael Santos was arrested on August 11, 1987. During the 26 years that he served in prisons of every security level, he worked continuously to prepare for a law-abiding, contributing life. He focused on a three-pronged approach that he learned from leaders like Socrates, Mandela, Gandhi, and Viktor Frankl: Michael worked to educate himself, to contribute to society, and to build a strong support network.
When Michael concluded his obligation to the Bureau of Prisons on August 12, 2013, he held an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree. Those educational credentials empowered him to contribute to society through publishing. And he built an extensive support network that allowed him to return to society strong, with his dignity intact.
Within three weeks of his release from prison, Michael became an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University, where he taught for one year. He then embarked upon a career as a prison consultant, speaker, and podcaster with his Earning Freedom program.