After three decades as a prison physician, upon release (retirement) I am passionate about sharing my unique perspectives and interesting stories in my new book, ’30 Years Behind Bars.’ As a national speaker and medical consultant speaker I am focused on addressing the cause of problems vs. the symptoms. I am dedicated to shift the current prison paradigm from one of harm and recidivism to one of healing and reintegration. Another area I am particularly interested in is affecting positive behavior changes, optimal health, aging and mentoring at risk youth.
October Friday the 13th, 1989, will always be etched in my memory. It was the day I was taken hostage in prison by Kenneth Meller, an inmate who had been on death row. I had [...]