Softcover Book


Building First $1 Million After Prison

Prepare for Success
Develop Stronger Mindset
Learn to Thrive Through Prison

In Success! Readers learn the relationship between decisions in prison and the income opportunities that follow. I reveal how the Straight-A Guide led to business opportunities and career growth, including millions of dollars in assets.

Prison Professors

Values-based, Goal-oriented Decisions Lead to Success


I came into the system and without an understanding of what to expect.


I saw the challenges and the pathway that I could take to begin preparing for success.


I put priorities in place to gradually conquer imprisonment to emerge successfully.

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Prison Professors Teaches How to Succeed

People in prison have a tough time. They get inundated with negative messages from others while they’re simultaneously separated from the people they love. I know that environment well. That’s why I wrote Success After Prison! 

I wanted readers to see the relationship between the decisions we make while in jail or prison, and the prospect for success that we can achieve. 

This book can be read independently from the other books that I wrote while I served 26 years in prison. It is like a self-directed course, helping people understand the value of defining success. We all define success differently, but once we can articulate what it means, we can take the next step. 

After we’ve defined success, we can set clear goals. Those goals should help us grow in incremental steps. I used those incremental steps to make enormous progress while I lived in prisons of every security level. Anyone can do work toward a better life if they follow the principles we teach in all of our Prison Professors’ books and courses. 

This short book reveals the strategies that worked for me. I am convinced that anyone that sets his or her mind on success can chart a course that will lead to a better outcome. The strategies in Success! led to many accomplishments while I served my lengthy sentence. By continuing to follow those strategies, I’ve built businesses that succeed since my release. 

The video below offers more insight that I hope you’ll find helpful.

About the Author

Michael Santos

I made bad decisions as a young man. They led me to prison with a 45-year sentence. With daily journals, I documented the journey. That methodical process led to a successful journey through prison and to building successful businesses upon my release. I created this journal to help other people prepare for success.

“Develop the will to prepare for success .

Who Would Benefit from Reading Success! 

Anyone that is serving time, or that is about to serve time, will benefit from reading Success After Prison! (and other books or courses by Prison Professors). 

When I went to prison, in 1987, I didn’t know anything about what to expect. I started serving my sentence inside of a county jail. After a judge sentenced me to 45 years, authorities transferred me to a high-security penitentiary. As the years turned into decades, my security level dropped. I learned a great deal during the quarter-century I served in prison. 

People that are going into the system can get a lot of benefits from the books and courses we create at Prison Professors. We want to change the mindset of people that must serve time. Rather than allowing the prison culture to influence adjustment patters, our books and courses offer a best-practice way to work toward something better. 

We encourage our audience to work through the entire series of books and courses. Those who want to see how decisions in prison can influence success upon release may appreciate this book. Readers will learn how I made my first real estate acquisition while I was still in the halfway house. They will learn how I used leverage to acquire more assets along the way.


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