Michael B. Jackson is a native of Newark, New Jersey. He has lived in Willingboro with his wife, Susette, and family since 1992. Jackson has 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 1 great grand (all girls).
In 2012 Jackson retired from the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, after 26 years of service.
Jackson is the author and publisher of 4 books; 3 of them are Self-Help books entitled, “How to Love and Inspire Your Man After Prison: A Guide for Women with Men in Prison”, “Como Cumplir Con Tus Obligaciones Al Salir De La Prision: Guia Practica Para Una Vida Mejor” and, NY Times Magazine recognized “How to Do Good After Prison: A Handbook for Successful Reentry”. Also is his recently released novel, “FatherHoodlum: Chronicles of a Prison Dad” (2014).
Jackson is also an inspirational speaker and a passionate advocate for the rights, protections and success of formerly incarcerated people, their families and those without a voice. His personal motivation is fueled by his own past life of heroin addiction, incarceration and disappointment, as a young man growing up in the projects. Jackson believes that “Doing good is the best revenge” and encourages those leaving prison to take control of their own success and “Do good, with a vengeance!”
He frequently conducts lectures, workshops and presentations inside prisons, as well as at seminars and conferences, including the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice Conference (Jacksonville), The National Associate of Hispanics in Criminal Justice (Houston) the Prison Talk Online National Conference (Dallas), New Jersey Community and Corrections Working Summit: Impacting Communities of Color (New Brunswick).
Jackson was a proud member of the planning committee for the Counting the Costs Hearings (2008-2011), convened by then NJ Assembly Majority Speaker, now Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman These series of history making Town Hall meetings have resulted in legislation being introduced that will bring unprecedented positive reform to the New Jersey Criminal Justice System.
He has been featured in numerous magazine and newspapers and has appeared on several regional and national radio and television shows, such as “The Iyanla Vansant Show” (ABC), “Dayside with Linda Vester” (Fox News Network), “Comcast Newsmakers”, “It’s Your Call, with Lynn Doyle” (CN8), “On the Count w/Eddie Ellis” (WBIA/AM radio), and “Money.com”.
For additional information please contact Michael B. Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-877-8071.