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About Prison Professors

Members of our team went through the system. They emerged successfully, with their dignity intact. We help others conquer struggle and get best outcomes after criminal charges.

  • Prison Professors Shon Hopwood is a lawyer and a professor of law at Georgetown law school. He overcame 10-years in prison and convictions for armed bank robberies. Learn how Shon’s expertise can help you get the best outcome and restore your professional career.

    - Shon Hopwood

  • Prison Professors Justin Paperny leads our consulting division. After graduating from USC, he built a thriving career as a stockbroker and investor. Justin authored Lessons From Prison and Ethics in Motion. He is the first point of contact for Prison Professors.

    - Justin Paperny

  • Prison Professors While serving 26 years in federal prisons, Michael Santos prepared to emerge successfully. He earned university degrees and authored books on our nation’s prison system. At San Francisco State University, he taught strategies to improve prisons.

    - Michael Santos


Our team members write regularly. Our articles relate to the criminal justice system, including preparing for sentencing, preparing for prison, and preparing for the best possible outcomes.

Keynote Speaking

Our team at Prison Professors offers inspiring and educational keynote presentations.

Contact us today to learn how we can help your organization achieve better outcomes.

Corporate and Sales

If your business or industry needs to hire a dynamic speaker with a well-documented story of overcoming struggle, contact Prison Professors. We bring your team results.


Clients hire us to deliver keynotes or seminars for judicial conferences, symposiums, national associations, and universities. We present seminars and make presentations on ethics.