Re-entry Resources Catalog 

Books/ Self Directed Workbooks

Preparing for Success after Prison / Workbook

Ten module course begins by building trust with participants, showing how a values-based, goal-oriented adjustment prepared the author for success. While serving 26 years in federal prisons of every security level, the author adhered to lessons he learned from leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Viktor Frankl, and Malcolm X to use his time inside to prepare for a life of meaning, relevance, and dignity after his release.

Price (USD):

$45.00

Earning Freedom / Paperback

Readers see 9,500-day journey through federal prisons of every security level. From arrest, on August 11, 1987, through release, on August 12, 2013, we see a continuous focus on earning higher levels of liberty at the soonest possible time. Readers see and understand the challenges that surface while serving a lengthy prison term. They also learn how a deliberate adjustment strategy can lead to earning freedom.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Prison: My 8,344th Day / Workbook

Ten module course begins by building trust with participants, showing how a values-based, goal-oriented adjustment prepared the author for success. While serving 26 years in federal prisons of every security level, the author adhered to lessons he learned from leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Viktor Frankl, and Malcolm X to use his time inside to prepare for a life of meaning, relevance, and dignity after his release.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Success after Prison / Workbook

This self-directed workbook helps participants understand the relationship between adjustment decisions and prospects for success upon release. While crossing through 9,500 days in prison, the author developed credentials and a release plan. He leveraged that plan to launch a life of meaning, relevance, and dignity upon release. Each chapter concludes with open-ended questions, challenging participants to prepare for success.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Perseverance, 2023 / Workbook

The Perseverance self-directed workbook offers daily lessons for people to memorialize their preparations for success. Daily lessons challenge participants to make intentional decisions. By documenting their pathway to success, participants can influence case managers, wardens, probation officers, and others who have discretion over their lives. Use this workbook to document preparations for success.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Release Plan, 2023 / Workbook

Building a pathway to success begins with an effective release plan that shows how a person prepares for success upon release. An effective strategy will show that a person understands the same terminology that stakeholders will use, including “criminogenic needs, triggers, and risk factors.” More importantly, the release plan should document behavior goals to address such needs. Use this self-directed course as a guide.

Price (USD):

$45.00

Engineering Mitigation Strategies / Workbook

Our self-directed workbook on engineering mitigation strategies helps people understand stakeholders who have discretion over levels of liberty. Those people may include probation officers, judges, or prison administrators. Although you know you don’t belong in prison, your thoughts are less relevant than those who make decisions. Use this course to build your pathway to a better outcome at sentencing.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Lessons from Leaders 1: Bill McGlashan / Workbook

Bill McGlashan is a legendary “impact” investor who strives to open opportunities for people worldwide. As the founder of TPG’s Growth Fund and the Rise Fund, along with Bono and Jeff Skoll, Bill has a lot to offer our community. Besides a career that deployed more than $15 billion in assets, he volunteered to help us develop a personal-development course. Use this course to prepare for success.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Lessons from Leaders 2: Jeff Gallups / Workbook

Dr. Jeffrey Gallups is an ear-nose-and-throat doctor and plastic surgeon. He is also an entrepreneur and community activist. When I reached out to Jeff to explain the need for people in prison to learn, he volunteered to share the strategies he used to grow his business. As the founder of a successful medical clinic and surgery center, he teaches excellent lessons on preparing for success.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Ten Steps to Prepare for Success / Workbook

This self-directed workbook counterbalances negative messages people in custody receive daily. They hear: “the best way to serve time is to forget about the world outside and to focus on the reputation inside.” This workbook shows people how to think differently, using self-directed pathways to prepare to emerge successfully. Use this workbook to become more valuable in the marketplace after release.

Price (USD):

$35.00

Preparing for Success after Prison Course

We began building our Preparing for Success after Prison by invitation of the Warden at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, California. Like many high-security prisons, the Atwater penitentiary had an “active” population.

Intending to improve the culture, the Warden invited our team to create a course that would help people serving lengthy sentences understand the importance of deliberate adjustment strategies. Since the course’s author and narrator emerged successfully after 26 years in federal prisons of every security level, we felt confident that people in the penitentiary would be more willing to embrace the message.
After successfully implementing the Preparing for Success after Prison course at USP Atwater, resulting in fewer cell extractions or use-of-force reports, we expanded the program.

The 100-hour course includes the following resources:
  1. Facilitator guide;
  2. Preparing for Success after Prison—with 10 modules (softcover workbook);
  3. 31 DVD videos
  4. Earning Freedom: Conquering a 45-Year Prison Term (softcover book);
  5. Prison! My 8,344th Day (softcover workbook);
  6. Success after Prison (softcover workbook);
  7. Pre-course self-assessment,
  8. 10 self-assessment module quizzes,
  9. Final exam,
  10. Post-course self-assessment
We offer in-person presentations and train the trainer with ongoing support through Video or audio calls. Every state prison in California uses this course, offering milestone credits for successful completion. The following federal prisons purchased annual licensing agreements for this course:
 
1) USP Atwater; 2) FCC Florence; 3) FCI Greenville; 4) FCI Milan5) FCC Terre Haute; 6) FMC Rochester; 7) FCI Oxford; 8) FMC Springfield; 9) FCI Pekin; 10) FCI Waseca.
 
Contact us for references. Inquire about demos and annual licensing agreements. We offer pricing to meet your institution’s budget.

Self-Directed Course

Daily Discussions Course

Invest in Yourself
Tools to Succeed
Resources to Succeed
Fuel to Succeed
Team to Succeed
Motivated to Succeed
People in prison get inundated with bad messaging. Every day, people suggest that the best way to serve time is to forget about the world outside and focus on building a prison reputation. Such advice has negative influences on the following:
  • The institutional culture,
  • The people who staff an institution,
  • The people who serve sentences in an institution,
  • The broader community,
  • The taxpayer.
We created the “Daily Discussions” program as a self-directed workshop. It includes our softcover Perseverance workbook and a set of DVDs with 30 video courses spanning more than six hours.

Participants in this self-directed course learn the importance of creating intentional, values-based, goal-oriented adjustment strategies. Rather than waiting until release to prepare for success, participants learn how they can use the time inside to:
  • Define success as the best possible outcome,
  • Create a plan that will open opportunities upon release,
  • Put priorities in place,
  • Take incremental action steps,
  • Create tools, tactics, and resources,
  • Develop personal accountability metrics, and
  • Execute the plan as days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years.
This self-directed course encourages participants to memorialize the many ways they recalibrated. They can show they prepared for a life of meaning, fulfillment, and contribution.

Prison: My 8,344th Day

Invest in Yourself
Tools to Succeed
Resources to Succeed
Fuel to Succeed
Team to Succeed
Motivated to Succeed
People in prison get inundated with bad messaging. Every day, people suggest that the best way to serve time is to forget about the world outside and focus on building a prison reputation. Such advice has negative influences on the following:
  • The institutional culture,
  • The people who staff an institution,
  • The people who serve sentences in an institution,
  • The broader community,
  • The taxpayer.
We created the “Daily Discussions” program as a self-directed workshop. It includes our softcover Perseverance workbook and a set of DVDs with 30 video courses spanning more than six hours.

Participants in this self-directed course learn the importance of creating intentional, values-based, goal-oriented adjustment strategies. Rather than waiting until release to prepare for success, participants learn how they can use the time inside to:
  • Define success as the best possible outcome,
  • Create a plan that will open opportunities upon release,
  • Put priorities in place,
  • Take incremental action steps,
  • Create tools, tactics, and resources,
  • Develop personal accountability metrics, and
  • Execute the plan as days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years.
This self-directed course encourages participants to memorialize the many ways they recalibrated. They can show they prepared for a life of meaning, fulfillment, and contribution.

Success after Prison

Invest in Yourself
Tools to Succeed
Resources to Succeed
Fuel to Succeed
Team to Succeed
Motivated to Succeed
People in prison get inundated with bad messaging. Every day, people suggest that the best way to serve time is to forget about the world outside and focus on building a prison reputation. Such advice has negative influences on the following:
  • The institutional culture,
  • The people who staff an institution,
  • The people who serve sentences in an institution,
  • The broader community,
  • The taxpayer.
We created the “Daily Discussions” program as a self-directed workshop. It includes our softcover Perseverance workbook and a set of DVDs with 30 video courses spanning more than six hours.

Participants in this self-directed course learn the importance of creating intentional, values-based, goal-oriented adjustment strategies. Rather than waiting until release to prepare for success, participants learn how they can use the time inside to:
  • Define success as the best possible outcome,
  • Create a plan that will open opportunities upon release,
  • Put priorities in place,
  • Take incremental action steps,
  • Create tools, tactics, and resources,
  • Develop personal accountability metrics, and
  • Execute the plan as days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years.
This self-directed course encourages participants to memorialize the many ways they recalibrated. They can show they prepared for a life of meaning, fulfillment, and contribution.

Kindle books

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Kindle Books

Preparing for Success After Prison
Ten module course begins by building trust with participants, showing how a values-based, goal-oriented adjustment prepared the author for success. While serving 26 years in federal prisons of every security level, the author adhered to lessons he learned from leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Viktor Frankl, and Malcolm X to use his time inside to prepare for a life of meaning, relevance, and dignity after his release

$9.99

Preparing for Success After Prison
This self-directed workbook helps participants understand the relationship between adjustment decisions and prospects for success upon release. While crossing through 9,500 days in prison, the author developed credentials and a release plan. He leveraged that plan to launch a life of meaning, relevance, and dignity upon release. Each chapter concludes with open-ended questions, challenging participants to prepare for success.

$9.99

Preparing for Success After Prison
Ten module course begins by building trust with participants, showing how a values-based, goal-oriented adjustment prepared the author for success. While serving 26 years in federal prisons of every security level, the author adhered to lessons he learned from leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Viktor Frankl, and Malcolm X to use his time inside to prepare for a life of meaning, relevance, and dignity after his release.

$9.99

Preparing for Success After Prison
Readers see 9,500-day journey through federal prisons of every security level. From arrest, on August 11, 1987, through release, on August 12, 2013, we see a continuous focus on earning higher levels of liberty at the soonest possible time. Readers see and understand the challenges that surface while serving a lengthy prison term. They also learn how a deliberate adjustment strategy can lead to earning freedom.

$9.99

Preparing for Success After Prison
The Perseverance self-directed workbook offers daily lessons for people to memorialize their preparations for success. Daily lessons challenge participants to make intentional decisions. By documenting their pathway to success, participants can influence case managers, wardens, probation officers, and others who have discretion over their lives. Use this workbook to document preparations for success.

$9.99

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Audiobooks

Audiobooks

Readers see 9,500-day journey through federal prisons of every security level. From arrest, on August 11, 1987, through release, on August 12, 2013, we see a continuous focus on earning higher levels of liberty at the soonest possible time. Readers see and understand the challenges that surface while serving a lengthy prison term. They also learn how a deliberate adjustment strategy can lead to earning freedom.
A self-directed workbook offering insight into the importance of daily decisions, showing how each choice influences incremental progress through prison. The author shows the reader how a deliberate adjustment strategy guides decisions from the moment his eyes open to start the day. He elaborates on the thought process necessary to maintain high energy and focus during a typical day during his 23rd year of imprisonment.
The Perseverance self-directed workbook offers daily lessons for people to memorialize their preparations for success. Daily lessons challenge participants to make intentional decisions. By documenting their pathway to success, participants can influence case managers, wardens, probation officers, and others who have discretion over their lives. Use this workbook to document preparations for success.
The Perseverance self-directed workbook offers daily lessons for people to memorialize their preparations for success. Daily lessons challenge participants to make intentional decisions. By documenting their pathway to success, participants can influence case managers, wardens, probation officers, and others who have discretion over their lives. Use this workbook to document preparations for success.

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PRISON PROFESSORS

Teaching People to Teach Themselves

Daily Discussions Course

People in prison get inundated with bad messaging. Every day, people suggest that the best way to serve time is to forget about the world outside and focus on building a prison reputation. Such advice has negative influences on the following:
  • The institutional culture,
  • The people who staff an institution,
  • The people who serve sentences in an institution,
  • The broader community,
  • The taxpayer.
We created the “Daily Discussions” program as a self-directed workshop. It includes our softcover Perseverance workbook and a set of DVDs with 30 video courses spanning more than six hours.

Participants in this self-directed course learn the importance of creating intentional, values-based, goal-oriented adjustment strategies. Rather than waiting until release to prepare for success, participants learn how they can use the time inside to:
  • Define success as the best possible outcome,
  • Create a plan that will open opportunities upon release,
  • Put priorities in place,
  • Take incremental action steps,
  • Create tools, tactics, and resources,
  • Develop personal accountability metrics, and
  • Execute the plan as days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years.
This self-directed course encourages participants to memorialize the many ways they recalibrated. They can show they prepared for a life of meaning, fulfillment, and contribution.