Prison Professors’ Story 

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The vision board below shows the journey from my arrest, through the 26 years I served in federal prison, to the career I built following my release. To learn more, click within the time frame. The link will open to a dedicated page where I offer more details and verifying links.

1964-1987

Early Life

 

Growing up and making bad decisions. Start breaking the law when I am 20. And at 23, I go to prison.

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1964-1987

1987-1992

Prison Years: 1-5

 

Pierce County 1987Make bad decisions during the pretrial phase, which leads to a 45-year sentence.
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1987-1992

1992-1997

Prison Years: 5-10

Hofstra Degree

Pursuing a deliberate path leads to a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in my first decade.
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1992-1997

1997-2002

Prison Years: 10-15

Cnbc

After a warden blocks me from completing a doctoral program, I begin investing and earn $1 million from inside prison boundaries.
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1997-2002

2002-2006

Prison Years: 15-20

Prison_Wedding

Marry the love of my life, Carole, inside of a federal prison visiting room on June 24, 2003.
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2002-2006

2007-2012

Prison Years: 20-25

Get Earning Freedom

Begin writing books that will help more people prepare for successful journey if they face challenges with court or prison system.
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2007-2012

August 2013

Complete Prison Term

DMV

While in halfway house, start to rebuild my life with a commitment to succeed in business and in life.
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August 2013

August 2014

Year 1 of Liberty

inmates-clapping

Beginning my career as both an investor, an entrepreneur, and also as a professor at San Francisco State University.
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August 2014

August, 2015

Year 2 of Liberty

PetalumaI

Creating entrepreneurial ventures while simultaneously growing investment portfolio, adding three new rental properties.
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August, 2015

August, 2016

Year 3 of Liberty

Rental-House

While continue to grow my entrepreneurial ventures, I also continue growing my real estate investments, with my fifth property.
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August, 2016

August, 2017

Year 4 of Liberty

PVSL

Together with my wife, Carole, we launched Pacific Vista Senior Living. We acquired a property, made renovations, and got licensing.
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August, 2017

August, 2018

Year 5 of Liberty

Tesla

Launch Alternative Investment Properties, preparing new venture to show how I built $5 million in investment assets since release from prison.
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August, 2018

August, 2019

Year 6 of Liberty

Check

Efforts to invest in a real estate development project goes terribly wrong. I launch litigation to recover $1.4 million investment. My lawsuit results in FTC retaliating by amending complaint to sue me. That lawsuit costs me $3 million in equity, $5 million in assets, and a lost year.
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August, 2019

August, 2020

Year 7 of Liberty

Return focus to Prison Professors as a resource to teach and inspire people. Set up new home studio in sunny Orange County, California, between Dana Point and Laguna Beach.
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August, 2020

September, 2021

Year 8 of Liberty

Caps-on-Left

Launch new websites to improve outcomes for people experiencing the criminal justice system. Expand venture to include focus on government investigations, and opening income opportunities for people that experienced the injustices of mass incarceration.
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September, 2021

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