The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

"I Served 90% of 25 Years In Prison": Dan's Harrowing Story of Trauma, Addiction and the Consequences of Over Half His Life in Prison - with Dan Sanfellipo

Episode Summary

#32: *EPISODE DISCLAIMER - This episode contains explicit language relating to race and racial biases specifically in the prison culture.* The California prison system is one of the only prison populations that is legally separated by race. As you will hear in Dan's story, this separation is a survival mechanism for people to identify with a particular culture in order to survive in that environment. This episode also contains explicit language and true stories of extreme violence. Dan Sanfellipo has served 90% of 25 years of his life in prison (he is now 46 years old). His incarceration journey started at age 13 and he is now 8 years sober and a positive, contributing member of society. Dan is an incredible human being, and his story of struggling through addiction, years in prison, and eventually finding sobriety is nothing short of miraculous. We were so excited to have Dan on the podcast, and we hope you enjoy hearing the entirety of Dan's story! Hang in there for one of our longest and most detailed podcast stories - enjoy!!

Episode Notes

#32: *EPISODE DISCLAIMER - This episode contains explicit language relating to race and racial biases specifically in the prison culture.*

The California prison system is one of the only prison populations that is legally separated by race. As you will hear in Dan's story, this separation is a survival mechanism for people to identify with a particular culture in order to survive in that environment.

This episode also contains explicit language and true stories of extreme violence.

Dan Sanfellipo has served 90% of 25 years of his life in prison (he is now 46 years old). His incarceration journey started at age 13 and he is now 8 years sober and a positive, contributing member of society.

Dan is an incredible human being, and his story of struggling through addiction, years in prison, and eventually finding sobriety is nothing short of miraculous. We were so excited to have Dan on the podcast, and we hope you enjoy hearing the entirety of Dan's story! Hang in there for one of our longest and most detailed podcast stories - enjoy!!

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