Michael Emmett grew up wanting nothing more than to follow in his dad s footsteps and join the family business. Aged 18, he did just that and entered into the glamorous, dangerous world of organised crime. Soon Michael’s criminal activities were funding a reckless lifestyle of drugs, sex, and violence. But the high life couldn’t last. In 1993 both men were arrested for their involvement in a £13-million smuggling operation. Michael was sentenced to twelve years, serving time in the same prison as his dad.
Inside HMP Exeter, Michael found something he had never expected: answers. A seemingly chance encounter in the prison chapel led to an experience that would shake the foundations of his life.
He spoke to Premier’s Chick Yuill about his life and his book “Sins of Fathers”.