From my perspective, a prison consultant should offer much more than boilerplate information. The culture of confinement differs in fundamental ways from anywhere else in America. It’s crucial to understand that culture and to prepare in spite of the negativity that exists. Through PrisonProfessor.com, I offer a number of inexpensive prison consulting products that will prepare individuals for such complexities as:
For those who want a personal prison consultant, I’m available on retainer. On Amazon.com, I offer a self-service prison-consulting MasterMind course that elaborates on strategies anyone can use to emerge from prison more successfully. At MichaelSantos.com, I offer daily podcasts to share strategies that empowered me through the journey or I interview other formerly incarcerated individuals who emerged successfully. I also speak with community and business leaders to share their visions of leadership. Presenting regular content from different perspectives and in different formats helps me serve others as a prison consultant.
Prison Consultant Speaks with San Luis Obispo County Probation Department
In today’s podcast, I have the privilege of presenting views from Ashley Greenway and Pedro Arroyo. Both Ashley and Pedro serve their community by working to help at-risk youth build self-esteem.
Ashley was a student in The Architecture of Incarceration, a course I taught at San Francisco State University. After she graduated from the university, Ashley was able to begin fulfilling her passion of working in the field of juvenile justice. She introduced me to Pedro Arroyo, who has built a career with San Luis Obispo Probation.
Both Ashley and Pedro told me about the innovative approaches they’re taking to help students make better decisions. Rather than giving them direction, they strive to inspire them through combinations of role playing and story telling. They measure the impact they’re having on the youth through pre-tests and post-tests that a clinical psychologist administers. I’m hopeful that the Earning Freedom podcast and webinar series may become a useful tool to practitioners who work with at-risk populations.
Many individuals who serve time aspire to reconcile with society by working at-risk youth. Both Ashley and Pedro offer insight that those who want to serve may take into consideration.
If you’d like to learn strategies to overcome struggle, inquire about our MasterMind group.
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