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…one of our leading commentators on sentencing and correctional policy in the U.S.

…one of our leading commentators on sentencing and correctional policy in the U.S.

…one of our leading commentators on sentencing and correctional policy in the U.S.

…one of our leading commentators on sentencing and correctional policy in the U.S.

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(BOP)—While serving a 26-year sentence, Mr. Santos used his time to transform his life. Today, he is a productive, law-abiding citizen-a university professor, prison consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and an advocate for criminal justice reform.

Bureau of Prisons
Bureau of Prisons

While in prison Mr. Santos has become a serious scholar of the criminal justice system. His extensive writings transcend any ideological criticism and any personal self-justification. We look forward to an association between him and our Stanford Criminal Justice Center.

Stanford Law School
Stanford Law School

[Santos] offers suggestions to implement a merit-based system in the U.S. prison system. The article disrupts the concept that we should measure justice through the length of time that an individual serves in prison. We should pursue justice differently.

Hastings Law School
Hastings Law School

Hi, I'm Michael Santos.

I created the Mitigation Arc to help all justice-impacted people, just like you...

If authorities target you for an investigation or prosecution, you want a guide to help you make better decisions at every stage of the journey. While serving 26 years in federal prison, I developed programs and strategies to recalibrate and rebuild. You will learn from our digital courses, interactive webinars, and community. We provide templates and samples so that you can develop effective self-advocacy strategies. Start sowing seeds for liberty and prosperity now.

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