Prison Professors Charitable Corporation

Improving Outcomes

We create solutions in response to collateral consequences associated with mass incarceration. Click the link below to learn more about our innovative model.

Our Repeat Clients and Collaborative Partners

How Our Proprietary Program Changes Lives

01.

Values

Transformation begins with defining success. Define the best possible outcome?

02.

Goals

Clearly define the goals that will make your commitment to success self-evident.

03.

Attitude

Build a record to show your 100% commitment to success, as defined by your values.

04.

Aspiration

What do you see in your future? In what way do your visions improve your life?

05.

Action

Define the clear, incremental action steps you must take to advance.

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Accountable

Measure progress every day, with timelines showing how you hold yourself accountable.

07.

Awareness

Keep your eyes open and your head in the game to seize opportunities.

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Authenticity

Present a compelling story to show your commitment to excellence.

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Achievement

Celebrate every achievement along your transformational path.

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Appreciation

Express your gratitude for the blessings that have come your way and give back.

About Mike Berlon

I’m Mike Berlon, a former criminal defense attorney that served time in prison. Now I work to improve outcomes.

My name is Mike Berlon and I am an ex-felon. I practiced law for more than 20 years and lost my entire career because of bad decisions I made. I know first-hand how difficult it is to come back to society, find a job, earn a living wage and get your life back on track.

At Prison Professors, we create tools, tactics, and resources to improve outcomes for people that experience any aspect of the criminal justice system. I’m proud to lead a team that collaborates and builds relationships. Together, we’re building solutions to the collateral consequences of mass incarceration.

If things look hopeless, you may be facing the wrong direction.

About Michael Santos

I’m Michael Santos.
As a person that served 9,500 days in prison, I'm striving to live as the change that I want to see in the world.

In 1985, when I was 20, I started making bad decisions. Those bad decisions led to a 45-year prison term. While serving that sentence in prisons of every security level, leaders taught me how to transform my life and reconcile with society. I founded Earning Freedom to be the change that I wanted to see in the world. Learn more about the impact our team is making.

It's never too early, and it's never too late to begin preparing for a better life.

Our Leadership Team

Working to Improve Outcomes

Dean has a master's degree in business and he is an exceptional process engineer. With Dean's help, we help individuals prepare for more fulfilling, contributing lives.

Dean Answeri

After earning his law degree from the University of Georgia, Mike worked for 20 years as a criminal defense attorney. He once served as chairman of the Democratic Party in Georgia.

Mike Berlon

Josh Boyer served longer than 16 years in federal prison. While incarcerated, Josh developed exceptional skills and he now works with our team, opening pathways to success for others.

Josh Boyer

While serving a lengthy term inside the California Department of Corrections, Tulio trained himself how to program computers. He now contributors as our technology director.

Tulio Cardozo

An experienced CEO, Agustin earned degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Chicago. He works closely developing programs and advising us as a board member .

Agustin Hunneus

Jerry is the founder of Lundy's Catering, Emergency Disaster Services, and The Lundergan Group. As the author of Hardwork and Goodwill, he is our business advisor.

Jerry Lundergan

Lawrence graduated from Columbia Law School and worked for longer than two decades as an attorney. He works with our team as a partner and director of Project Management.

Lawrence Hartman

As a former CEO in the insurance industry, Sam has extensive business experience. After getting an early release from a 60-month sentence, Sam joined our team as a mitigation expert.

Sam Mangel

Amy, a practicing attorney from Orange County, works with our team to improve outcomes for people that have experienced the criminal justice system.

Amy Narayan

Francis earned his law degree as well as a master's degree in business before launching his career in professional services. He assists our team in getting better outcomes for others.

Francis O'Reilly

Justin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. He leads our team's efforts to connect with business and media to improve outcomes.

Justin Paperny

James Patterson served our nation as a Captain in the Air Force. As a former director at Microsoft and a founder of several companies with successful exits, he serves on our board.

James Patterson

Juan Ribas is a graduate of the University of Denver and also former CEO of insurance companies. He is the author of What If, a book that helps us teach principles of leadership.

Juan Ribas

Dr. Schlomo Schmuel is one of our founding board members. He is the author of The Right Mindset. He works closely with us in creating pathways for success.

Dr. Schlomo Schmuel

Brad earned his undergraduate in English from Harvard University. He works with our team as a content creator, assisting in the development of programs to improve outcomes.

Brad Rouse

Carole earned credentials in nursing, graduating with a master's as a Clinical Nurse Leader while working alongside Michael after marrying him in a federal prison's visiting room, on June 24, 2003.

Carole Santos