Friday, March 20, 2009

blogging from prison

I'm really into this Prison News Blog from prisoner Michael Santos. In prison since 1987, Santos was charged with distribution of cocaine. Though there no weapons or violence involved with his case, Santos was sentenced to a 45-year term.

He's an advocate of prison reform, and he blogs about daily issues in jail. He's also written a book, "Inside: Life Behind Bars in America," that I want to read.

"Taxpayers spent $59 billion each year to cover the costs associated with confining more than 2.3 million people. Despite the massive public expenditure, Congress found that more than six of every ten people who concluded their sentences returned to confinement after their release," said Santos in this blog post.