I am an ex-convict who spent 8 years in solitary confinement now helping others find inner peace and own my own businesses.
I spent 8 years in the Colorado State Penitentiary (http://amadmanspathtoreason.com/2013/07/11/lonely-prisoners/) and got out 14 months ago. Since then I have started a clothing line that sponsors UFC fighter Brandon "Rukus" Thatch http://rar-online.myshopify.com/,
breed some of the world's best presa canarios http://www.canarianbullkennel.com/,
published a poetry book http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F0YN9OK,
have a self-help blog http://amadmanspathtoreason.com/blog/ and am about to launch a website that has online classes teaching inner peace and inner greatness with an integrated social network.
I have been on the Huffington Post Live about solitary confinement http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/mental-illness-and-solitary-confinement-/5212624b78c90a63740006a9 and I just did a video for the ACLU about solitary confinement. My mission is to help people understand how the system puts them at risk by torturing prisoners then releasing them on an unsuspecting public like my friend Evan Ebel http://amadmanspathtoreason.com/2013/07/15/my-interview-with-news/ and then teach people the lessons I learned to find peace and happiness in solitary confinement.
I sent proof to ama verify but I'll also be posting on my twitter account about this. @ryanpettigrew3