FedCURE member Michael G. Santos. About Prison helps others
learn about the abnormal way of life behind the walls and fences
of prison. To provide readers with a more complete and realistic
picture of the growing subculture that exists in prison, the author
provides both his own experiences and observations of living as
a prisoner, as well as dialogues, vignettes, and profiles of other
prisoners. This text addresses the unprecedented growth in the prison
system over the past two decades, and asks future correctional professionals
to critically examine the current prison system.
G. Santos began his life as a federal prisoner in 1987, at age twenty-three,
in a maximum-security prison. Since then, he has spent a few years
as a medium-security prisoner, and he is now confined in the low-security
prison at Fort Dix , in New Jersey . While confined, Santos has
completed a BA and a MS degree in criminal justice and is now working
to help educate both the prison population and those outside of
prison walls about prison life.
accounts from prisoners provide readers with a realistic picture
of daily prisoner life. Santos discusses the informal social structure
of a prison, including the underground monetary system, bartering,
sexual mores, working in prison, and interaction with the outside
world. The book discusses the correctional system process
of being admitted to a prison, transfer to prisons, punishments
and system administration.
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