Spring Break: What Parents Need To Know – Stay informed – Reality Check Program

Spring BreakSpring Break: What Parents Need to Know

Read this article by: Carleton Kendrick, Ed.M., LCSW

ABC’s nightly TV news broadcast their annual spring break expose. At mid-afternoon teenagers were fall-down drunk and incoherent. Scantily clad girls enthusiastically lifted their tops and exposed their breasts to car after car packed with cheering, leering boys. A condom maker’s brilliantly colored banners, emblazoned with “TROJANS”, hung from the windows of hotels’ catering to these kids. Just another spring break afternoon in Panama City Beach, Florida.

Spring break. College students make their annual fun in the sun, booze and sex pilgrimage in March. High school students, in Read More »

What is prison abuse? By: Larry Lawton

I would like to say, I am not a bleeding heart liberal who believes all people in jail or prison are innocent or really good people. Not so, there are animals in prison, and believe me, I know, I lived there.

There are also good people who made bad mistakes and are trying to pay their debt to society. Who of us hasn’t made bad choices? Who of us can honesty say they couldn’t have went to prison some time or another in their lives. Not many.

Here’s a great quote from Ghandi. Food for thought.

“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi

The goal of the Reality Check Program is to prevent our young people from heading down the wrong path and going to this barbaric prison system the United States of America calls rehabilitative. That is the biggest lie ever told to the American people.

What is prison abuse?

Prisoner abuse is the mistreatment of persons while they are Read More »

Prison Abuse – Disgusting, But It Can Be Fixed – By: Larry Lawton

Prison abusePrison Abuse: A human rights issue that is out of control. Sadly, this is not uncommon. When you read the article below, you will become outraged.
How dare the US condemn other nations for human rights issues with this going on.

As a man who was thrown in the “hole’ for years, strapped down naked, beaten and pissed on by guards in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, this article didn’t surprise me, only made me sad and angry at the same time.

Lets fix the problem and STOP saying, “the prison system’s woes are isolated and mostly in the past”. NOT TRUE

The problem can be fixed, “IF” they want it fixed. I have the solution, but politics and denial stand in the way.


Culture of brutality reigned at state prison in Florida Panhandle Read More »

The Problem with College Drinking

drinking 3 Published on January 29th, 2015 by: Quitalcohol.com it is definietky worth re-posting with their permission.
As 2013 high school graduations are wrapping up around the country, millions of young adults are preparing for a new stage in their young lives. Many will be leaving home for the first time and will be experiencing new freedom and responsibility. First year college will be making new friends, juggling time for class, studying, work, and socializing. But along with the new freedom and excitement, there are dangers of which they should be aware. One of the most serious is drinking. Having entered an environment often less restrictive that life at home, young college students may be easily influenced by others and may be naive to the dangers of alcohol. While drinking and partying is typically considered part of college culture, studies past and present clearly illustrate patterns of increased drinking and binge drinking which, at the least, can derail the pursuit of education, and worse, can lead to behaviors and situations which can lead to death.’
Adverse Effects
The adverse effects brought by continued alcohol use and binge drinking by college Drinking 1students are varied. According to a report published  Read More »

Question: Beyond Scared Straight is a hit TV show on A&E, what is the difference between what you do and what they do?

March 20, 2015


We get asked this question a lot, so we well explain the difference in detail.

Beyond Scared Straight was a concept that was used in the 70’s and originated in Rahway State Prison in New Jersey.  The concept was to show teenagers what prison was really like in a hard, yelling and in your face way. The Scared Straight way has been proven to be ineffective and actually increase teens getting in trouble.  When a person yells at someone they put up a wall and close their minds.  Not a good way to teach something with lasting results.  What the Reality Check Program does is Read More »