Too smart and too rich for words, 25-year-old Michael Santos assumed that, if caught, he would be treated fairly well–he had never touched the stuff. The feds taught him differently. Despite having big-time lawyers, he received a 45-year sentence and began his real education–in all levels of prisons across the whole country. It was not the trip he had planned when he bought real estate in Spain.
Inside: Life Behind Bars in America is one of 6 or 7 books Santos has published since disappearing from his comfortable homes. He learned all his lessons and wants us to know them too–mostly, lessons about how punitive and un-correctional our correctional system is. Read this book and earn how the petty (drug dealers) get mixed with the mighty (murderers, rapists), and how the power system inside prisons parallels the one outside, but with horrific consequences. He was released in 2012 and plans to continue educating us.