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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Present a compelling story to show your commitment to excellence.



Celebrate every achievement along your transformational path.



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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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