Shawn Griffith

Shawn Griffith spent almost 24 years in Florida prisons before his conditional release in 2012 at age 41. While incarcerated he began his long journey to full rehabilitation, gaining his GED and then taking over 40 accredited college correspondence courses with an emphasis on criminal justice, psychology, and marketing. He has a 3.5 GPA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. As a teacher in prison, he helped hundreds of inmates gain their GEDs. His book Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is his attempt to put his vast experience in prison to improve prisons for the benefit of taxpayers, families of inmates, and the staggering 2.3 million inmates incarcerated in over 5,000 correctional jails and institutions dotting the U.S. landscape. Shawn lives in Sarasota, Florida where he founded SpeakOutPublishing to publish other works of non-fiction that focus on tackling some of societies’ most pressing issues. He can be reached by going to the “contact us” page at