I am a released prisoner who spent 8 years in solitary confinement but now published a book and do life coaching. Ask me anything.
I just published a book http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F0YN9OK but before that, I spent 8 years in solitary confinement at the Colorado State Penitentiary (http://amadmanspathtoreason.com/2013/07/11/lonely-prisoners/) was friends with Evan Ebel (http://amadmanspathtoreason.com/2013/07/15/my-interview-with-news/) and was on the Huffington Post Live for a segment on the psychological effects of solitary confinement on the mentally ill (http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/mental-illness-and-solitary-confinement-/5212624b78c90a63740006a9.
During that time I was forced to figure out internal happiness or self-destruct and now I bring those lessons to others through my blog http://amadmanspathtoreason.com/blog/ and life coaching.
I also breed a rare dog and just had our first litter. I'm making up for the past and helping others, life is great.
Don't be shy, feel free to ask me anything.
Proof: I'll now put on Twitter about my AMA https://twitter.com/RyanPettigrew3