Softcover Book


The Straight-A Guide to Conquering Imprisonment

Prepare for Success
Develop Stronger Mindset
Learn to Thrive Through Prison

In Triumph: The Straight-A Guide, readers learn the power of making values-based, goal-oriented decisions. Use this book to develop the CEO mindset while serving time in jail or prison.

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

If you or a loved one faces time inside of a jail or a prison, get Earning Freedom. This book helps readers understand how a deliberate, disciplined strategy can lead to more successful outcomes.

As a young man, I made bad decisions. When I was 20, I began selling cocaine.

On August 11, 1987, authorities arrested me in Miami. After a lengthy trial, the jury convicted me. A judge sentenced me to 45 years.

Leaders inspired me to change my life. As a result, I used my time in prison to earn academic credentials, to contribute to society, and to build a strong support network.

This book tells the entire story, showing how disciplined, deliberate decisions can lead a person from struggle to success.

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 Triumph?

Anyone that is serving time, or that is about to serve time, will benefit from reading Triumph! The Straight-A Guide to Success (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, but for those who simply want the strategy, Triumph! The Straight-A Guide may be just the right tool.


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