Michael Maisey was born and raised in Isleworth and became one of London’s most prolific young lawbreakers. He spent most of his teenage years in Feltham Young Offenders Institute after a raid on his local corner shop goes wrong. Twenty years after the armed robbery that changed his life, he is now sober, the proud father of three daughters and the founder of a non profit organisation called The CIP Project a peer led community support group which helps people with mental health, addiction, PTSD and childhood trauma. He was recently honoured by the London Borough of Hounslow for his services to the community. Young Offender is his first book.