Books of Prison Professors 

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Earning Freedom helps readers understand an effective adjustment strategy through 9,500 in federal prison. It begins with the day of my arrest, on August 11, 1987. It continues through the 26 years that I lived in federal prisons of every security level.

Who Should Read:

Anyone who anticipates a journey through federal prison or wants strategies to overcome struggle.

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  1. Episode 1.1—(iTunes Episode 110)
  2. Episode 1.2—(iTunes Episode 111)
  3. Episode 1.3—(iTunes Episode 112)
  4. Episode 2.1—(iTunes Episode 113)
  5. Episode 2.2—(iTunes Episode 114)
  6. Episode 2.3—(iTunes Episode 115)
  7. Episode 3.1—(iTunes Episode 116)
  8. Episode 3.2—(iTunes Episode 117)
  9. Episode 3.3—(iTunes Episode 118)
  10. Episode 3.4—(iTunes Episode 119)
  11. Episode 4.1—(iTunes Episode 120)
  12. Episode 4.2—(iTunes Episode 121)
  13. Episode 4.3—(iTunes Episode 122)
  14. Episode 5.1—(iTunes Episode 123)
  15. Episode 6.1—(iTunes Episode 124)
  16. Episode 6.2—(iTunes Episode 125)
  17. Episode 7.1—(iTunes Episode 126)
  18. Episode 7.2—(iTunes Episode 127)
  19. Episode 7.3—(iTunes Episode 128)
  20. Episode 8.1—(iTunes Episode 129)
  21. Episode 8.2—(iTunes Episode 130)
  22. Episode 8.3—(iTunes Episode 131)
  23. Episode 9.1—(iTunes Episode 132)
  24. Episode 9.2—(iTunes Episode 133)
  25. Episode 9.3—(iTunes Episode 134)
  26. Episode 10.1—(iTunes Episode 135)
  27. Episode 10.2—(iTunes Episode 136)
  28. Episode 10.3—(iTunes Episode 137)
  29. Episode 11.1—(iTunes Episode 138)
  30. Episode 11.2—(iTunes Episode 139)
  31. Episode 11.3—(iTunes Episode 140)
  32. Episode 12.1—(iTunes Episode 141)
  33. Episode 12.2—(iTunes Episode 142)
  34. Episode 12.3—(iTunes Episode 143)
  35. Episode 13.1—(iTunes Episode 144)
  36. Episode 14.1—(iTunes Episode 145)
  37. Episode 14.2—(iTunes Episode 146)
  38. Episode 15.1—(iTunes Episode 147)
  39. Episode 15.2—(iTunes Episode 148)
  40. Episode 15.3—(iTunes Episode 149)
  41. Episode 15.4—(iTunes Episode 150)

About: While I served 26 years in prison, I read books to learn how to serve time productively. The Russian author, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, inspired me. To help readers understand a day in a Siberian prison, the author fictionalized the life of Ivan Denisovich. I wrote this book to show readers the strategy I used to make it through a typical day during my 23rd year. It shows how my commitment to preparing for success upon release influenced all my adjustment decisions, from when I woke in the morning until when I went to sleep.

Who Should Read: People who want a strategy for make it through a challenging time will appreciate this book. The decisions we make each day should relate to the strategy we’ve engineered to overcome a challenge. If a person is going into the criminal justice system, or facing any challenge, that person has a responsibility. Irrespective of the obstacles, the person must create a pathway to prepare for success. This book will show how I used time in prison to prepare for success upon release. The audio/video version includes additional commentary through each of the 15 sections.

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About: In Success After Prison, I show readers how adjustment decisions while incarcerated can lead to new opportunities after release. This book helps readers understand my first two years of liberty, and how I built my first $1 million in assets.

Who Should Read: I wrote this book specifically for people in prison. Sometimes those people need hope to reject negativity.

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About: In Triumph, I help readers understand more about the Straight-A Guide program. The Straight-A Guide shows people the value that comes when a person pursues a values-based, goal-oriented adjustment strategy. We base courses we sell on the lessons in this book.

Who Should Read: I wrote this book specifically for people in prison. Sometimes those people need hope to reject negativity.

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About: This journal will help people document their progress in prison. Each day includes a lesson on personal leadership, and it also includes exercises for participants to develop better critical-thinking skills and better communication skills..

Who Should Read: I wrote this book specifically for people in prison. Sometimes those people need prompts to work toward a successful return to society.

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About: People in jail or prison may not have access to courses that help them prepare for success. Sometimes, those people want to learn lessons from people that have gone through the journey and got out successfully. This self-directed workbook will help.

Who Should Read: I wrote this book specifically for people in prison. Sometimes those people need hope to reject negativity.

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About: Bill McGlashan led a distinguished career as a professional investor, as director of TPG Capital, and co-founder of the Rise Fund along with Bono and Jeff Skoll. He pleaded guilty to charges related to the Varsity Blues case. Upon his release, Bill worked with our team to create courses that would help people in prison learn strategies to prepare for success upon release.

Who Should Read: We wrote this self-directed course specifically for people in jail or prison who want to prepare for success. Sometimes those people need hope to reject negativity.

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About: Mossimo Giannulli is well known for being a successful entrepreneur. Despite not having a university degree, and not having much in the way of startup capital, he went on to build apparel companies that generated billions of dollars in sales. A bad decision in his personal life led to problems with the criminal justice system. Wanting to help people in prison prepare for success, he worked with our team to create a self-directed course on personal development.

Who Should Read: We wrote this self-directed course specifically for people in jail or prison who want to prepare for success. Sometimes those people need hope to reject negativity.

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About: Dr. Jeffrey Gallups shows us the strategies he used to build a successful medical practice that employed more than 200 people. Participants in this self-directed course get more insight into how they can help themselves by investing time to build stronger communication skills and better critical-thinking skills.

Who Should Read: We wrote this self-directed course specifically for people in jail or prison who want to prepare for success. Sometimes those people need hope to reject negativity.

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About: This self-directed workbook will help people prepare an effective sentence-mitigation strategy. Learn strategies that will help a judge and other stakeholders understand why a person is worthy of relief. This workbook teaches participants how to build a persuasive case that will help an audience understand mitigating factors. With more than 100 self-directed exercises, participants will develop the confidence necessary to create a mitigation package that a defense attorney may use to argue for mercy at sentencing.

Who Should Read: Any person who faces the potential of a sentencing hearing should prepare a sentence-mitigation strategy. This workbook offers ideas and exercises that will help a person show a judge and others why he or she is worthy of a lower sentence.

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