About Your Instructor

My name is Michael Santos. I empathize with your family for the challenges you’re enduring. It’s tough to have a loved one in prison at any time. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s harder than ever.

Although I’ve never had a family member in prison, I was in prison. In 1987, I went to prison as a result of the bad decisions I started making when I was 20 years old. I sold cocaine. A judge sentenced me to serve 45 years. I remained in prison for 26 years, and I served time in prisons of every security level.

While incarcerated, I developed strong advocacy techniques. As a result, I earned an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree. I published several books. And I prepared myself for a successful career upon release. While building my career, I simultaneously worked to advocate on behalf of people in prison.

It’s my hope that you find value in this course that I created, and I am hopeful that it will help to bring your loved one home.

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