During the 16 years Michael Santos has served, he has written extensively about the prison system. He documents his experience and learnings in this book to help others who anticipate that they may become entangled with the criminal justice system. WHAT IF I GO TO PRISON? helps readers understand the different stages of the system, from arrest to serving time. Individuals who anticipate problems with the law should read this book in order to help them make better decisions when working with their defense attorneys, and when making decisions that will have a significant impact on their lives. Besides helping them move through the system, it also is an invaluable resource in helping individuals understand the complexities of imprisonment.