“Mike Enemigo’s work is raw, authentic, and powerful. It’s made all the more remarkable by the fact that Mike’s books are written from inside a California prison. His work gives hope to incarcerated writers everywhere struggling to get their voices heard.”

– Kevin Deutsch, Award-winning True Crime Writer, Author of Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire;

“This author has a unique voice and his versatile pen is refreshing. Mike has my stamp of approval.”

– New York Times Best Selling Author JaQuavis Coleman


MIKE ENEMIGO is America’s #1 incarcerated author and founder of The Cell Block. Mike Enemigo is a recognized authority on the topics of prison, street culture, gangs and true crime. As a former gang member and drug dealer who’s been incarcerated since February 23, 1999, for a 1998 murder, he began writing “seriously” in 2010 in an effort to change his life around and “make something of himself,” despite incarceration. Now, in an effort to help prisoners, street hustlers and the youth avoid the dead-end traps of crime and prison, he has written several self-help and how-to books that show how to improve oneself, navigate prison successfully, and make money legally. MIKE ENEMIGO is inspired by hope, pain; dreams and nightmares. Though he may physically be in a California prison cell, where he works relentlessly on his next piece, his mind and soul are elsewhere: seeing, studying, learning, and drawing inspiration to tear down suppressive walls and inspire the culture by pushing artistic boundaries.


THE CELL BLOCK is an independent multimedia and publishing company that specializes in providing an authentic look into prison and street culture. The Cell Block has published many of America’s top books, both fiction and nonfiction, on the topics of prison, street culture, gangs, crime, and how-to information for prisoners and street hustlers that show how to navigate the American prison system and streets successfully. Every book published by The Cell Block is written by an American prisoner.