In 1999, Josh Kruger was arrested for felony murder, home invasion, and robbery. At the subsequent bench trial in 2000, he received a direct verdict of acquittal, when the state refused to participate over an evidence dispute. Kruger was released, but eventually rearrested and convicted in a 2003 jury trial and sentenced to life in prison.
After reading several of Zig Ziglar’s books, Kruger reached out to the late, great motivational speaker and began corresponding with Ziglar. He adopted Zig’s philosophy that you can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want.
Tired of depending on friends and family for support, the graduate of Crown Financial Ministries decided to leverage his extensive juvenile and adult prison experiences into a freelance writing career. In 2011, Kruger launched his micro-publishing empire from his maximum-security prison cell by self-publishing two booklets, How to Get Free Pen Pals and How to Win Your Football Pool. Prison authorities seized his property and threw him in segregation by alleging that he was violating prison rules.
Not to be dismayed, Kruger kept going and published his first book, The Millionaire Prisoner to help prisoners find their cellpreneurial calling and to look for the opportunities in life instead of the obstacles. Pen Pal Success: The Ultimate Proven Guide to Getting & Keeping Pen Pals is his second book and is based on his own personal experiences from behind the iron veil of prison. The third book, Cellpreneur: The Millionaire Prisoner’s Guidebook is a how to book that explains the obstacles you face should you choose to journey down the cellpreneur path. How does Josh know? Because he started two different businesses from behind bars, legally. Josh Kruger’s fourth book is Celebrity Female Star Power: The Millionaire Prisoner’s Address Book is filled with firsthand knowledge and instructions of contacting celebrities with success.
Josh’s mission is to change lives, one prisoner at a time.