Who we are

Who we are

Successful Release is on a mission to help former offenders lead successful lives after their release. Leveraging the internet and a nationwide network of similarly motivated organizations we strive to provide helpful resources to help create a smooth transition from prison.

Our team has years of experience leading job readiness and reentry programs inside of prisons and is very passionate about helping former offenders find success outside of prison. We also have many years of professional and management experience that we love passing on to ensure the success of others. We practice what we preach and have hired dozens of former felons into various positions over the years!

Why we do what we do

We envision a world where all people – even those who have made mistakes in their past – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

We believe providing the best available information, resources, and connections to those in need and helping people create better lives for themselves and their families.

The Successful Release Team


Adam Sanders profileAdam Sanders (LinkedIn)


Adam started Successful Release in 2014 after spending several years as a Program Leader, Reentry Advisor, and teacher at San Quentin State Prison. After starting San Quentin’s personal finance and job readiness program, that helped hundreds of men prepare for their release from within the walls of a correctional facility, he realized that there was a tremendous ongoing need to help former-felons find financial success once they left the system.

Prior to forming Successful Release Adam spent nearly a decade working in various finance, strategy, and product management roles for the leading provider of personal finance software, Intuit. He has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University.

One Response

  1. By Sean Lane Posted on April 18, 2021

    Hi. My name is sean lane. I was just released from Mass DOC after 5yrs. I am currently in a sober house in lowell ma and am struggling. I came out to no money, clothes nothing and am looking for help and resources. If can help plz contact me. Thank you and god bless

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