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By Don Cummins

The Prison Within: A Memoir of Breaking Free

Release: November 20, 2020

It’s 2011 and Don is homeless. He’s a hard-core, street-level drug addict. He’s a secluded loner, and he’s been declared by the courts to be insane. And as if that weren’t enough, he’s also served over twenty years in prison for bank robberies – and he’s been charged with yet another one.

It’s 2018 and Don is a homeowner. He’s sober and has genuine friends. He’s married and he’s become the father of two young boys. He’s the Director of Software Development for an international financial services company. He’s also a transformational speaker, helping others by spreading a message of hope and self-forgiveness.

The Prison Within: A Memoir of Breaking Free is the gritty, true, inspirational story of how despair and extreme isolation miraculously turned to hope, connection, and true success.

The journey begins as an out of control train wreck, twisting downward through the madness of seedy drug motels, mental institutions, and prison yards. But Don’s path takes a desperate turn, and a slow climb leads to personal awakening, transformation, and healing that propels him upward to make an astonishing comeback.

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Don Cummins

Don Cummins lives in the Safety Harbor, Florida area with his wife and two children. He’s been a software developer, manager and director for an international financial service company. His passion is helping others by speaking and sharing through media the message that anyone can improve their lives and become who they want to be. Don speaks at various charities and events in the Tampa Bay area, is a member of the Pinellas County School Board’s Bureau of Speakers, and is also a member of the Safety Harbor Rotary Club.


If you can get a grip on reality, it will become like clay in your hand.

– Don Cummins