During the 26 years that Michael G. Santos served as a federal prisoner, he worked consistently to prepare for a law-abiding, contributing life upon release. His disciplined and deliberate adjustment strategy led Michael to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree while he served decades in prisons of every security level. Prior to the completion of his sentence Michael secured a position as a lecturer at San Francisco State University; he teaches a course titled The Architecture of Imprisonment, CJ 451 and readers may link to the syllabus from Michael's website. He uses his books as teaching resources for the course at San Francisco State University and to work toward helping others understand the complexities of American's prison system. Besides teaching, Michael works a speaker and consultant, helping others embrace strategies to conquer adversity.