Billy Sigler / Class 5: Self Improvement

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? When I assess my environment I see so many opportunities around me. Even though I have very limited friends. There are very numerous opportunities around me. For starters I found just sitting back and assessing my situation. I look at… Read More

Thomas Ross / Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison? Success upon release from prison begins with one having his priorities lined up. the person must realize that having goals and the will to accomplish the goals becomes priority. one must realize that he cant fall into bad habits or interact with… Read More

Thomas Ross / Class 10: Leadership Training

251. What does leadership mean to you? 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership? 253. Where does leadership begin? 254. In what ways can an individual measure his capacity to lead? 255. In what ways can an individual measure his effectiveness at leadership? 256. What does it mean to have… Read More

Charles Day / Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? Next month I’ll be 32 years old. I’m the father of a beautiful daughter. Her name is Anissa and I love her with all my heart.Today I am growing, from broken man into one who is strong and complete because of the grace of God. I am taking the lifestyle mentality… Read More

Billy Sigler / Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. I do believe the accountability logs are a very good tool to keep me on track. It is very easy to get of track.  But with the log you can see your progress and… Read More

Michael G. Santos / Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? As a citizen of the United States, I feel as if I have a connection to every other citizen of this country. As a federal prisoner, I have a connection to every other man in prison. As a child of God, I feel as… Read More

Michael G. Santos / Class 7: Support Networks

174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment?: I’m at a different stage of imprisonment from those who begin the journey. With more than 8,600 days of continuous confinement behind me, I don’t “perceive” how relationships with people I knew… Read More

Michael Santos – CLASS 6 – COMMUNICATION SKILLS

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life.: I consider communication skills as being essential to prospects for success. Such skills do not only include speaking or writing, but also listening. When I was in my early 20s, before my judge inflicted the 45-year prison term… Read More

Michael Santos – CLASS 5 – SELF IMPROVEMENT

126. When you access your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize?: I’m currently confined inside the minimum-security federal prison camp in Taft, California. It’s the least volatile prison environment I’ve ever experienced. We do not have political pressures within the prison community, at least not to the extent that I’ve known… Read More

Michael Santos – CLASS 4 – LIFE MANAGEMENT SKILLS

105. How would you define your life management skills?: I define life management skills as the resources a man can draw upon to reach his highest potential. In order to reach his highest potential, he must have a clear vision in mind that enables him to advance with deliberate purpose. The more thought he gives… Read More

Michael Santos – CLASS 3 – ACCOUNTABILITY

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release.: Accountability logs represent one of the tools that prisoners can use to help open new opportunities during their imprisonment and beyond. I don’t think any prisoner would say that accountability logs could hinder their… Read More

Michael Santos – CLASS 2 – GOALS

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: What values might lead a person to success upon release from prsion? Success upon release from prison begins with the right attitude. An individual must make a 100-percent commitment to avoid criminal behavior. Besides that, he must ensure that he minimizes exposure… Read More


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