Developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program.
Larry Lawton’s life story is depicted in the book “Gangster Redemption” which was co-written with 8 time NY Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock.
FOX News Huckabee, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN New Day, The Trisha Show on NBC, The Daily Buzz, Fox & Friends, MSNBC the Thomas Roberts Show, CBS 4 St. Louis, NBC KSDK News, Fox News The Willis Report, ABC Nightline, ABC Evenings News discussing the world’s biggest jewelry robbery, the Cannes, France 136 million dollar jewel heist. Larry’s national TV appearances cross all political spectrums from the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, The Huckabee Show on FOX News, The Mancow Show on national radio and Larry was the Casey Anthony expert for FOX Orlando coverage of Casey’s release from confinement, as well as for other crime and punishment cases. Larry hosts a TV show on Brighthouse Networks in central Florida called Lawton’s Law on Brevard Notes.
In August of 2013, Larry was the first ex-con in the United States to be sworn in as an honorary police officer in the city of Lake Saint Louis Missouri. In November 2013, Larry was the first ex-con recognized on the floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people and law enforcement agencies.
The book Gangster Redemption tells the true life story of Larry’s amazing journey from being the biggest jewel robber in the country and working with organized crime, to saving young people from a life of crime and incarceration.
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Lawrence “Larry” Lawton
A stocky, muscular man with a shaved head, tattoos covering his body and dark goatee; he is not their Father, Mother, Teacher, Counselor, or the Police; he is an ex-con with a passion for helping teens and young adults. Larry Lawton spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the country. He was convicted of racketeering in connection with jewelry robberies. Upon his release from prison, he developed the Reality Check Program.
Born and raised in the Bronx and Brooklyn NY, Larry spent six years in the Coast Guard before making some bad choices which led him to associations with organized crime. While in prison Lawton saw inmates stabbed and friends die. He saw young men raped and turned out as prostitutes for other inmates. Lawton was stabbed and stabbed others. He studied to be a paralegal and became a gang mediator; he somehow kept his sanity by helping other inmates.
Lawton changes the way teens and young adults think. It’s all about choices, and Lawton tells his story of bad choices which led to serious consequences. How he lost time, his family, friends and his freedom; and that it just wasn’t worth it.
The nationally recognized Reality Check Program consists of four parts: Larry Lawton’s Life, What Prison is REALLY Like, What you will Lose and Avoiding and Dissolving Bad Associations. The RCP is available on video, for groups, organizations, schools and corporations as well as private individual one on one sessions. Consulting and guidance is available for teens, young adults and families with a legal/crisis problem situation. Lawton’s programs are recommended by police chiefs, sheriffs, judges, prosecutors, state attorneys and families all across the country.
Larry Lawton brings the most entertaining, inspirational, motivational and informative stories to audiences throughout the United States. Corporations, Law Enforcement, Churches and Community Organizations bring Larry in as he has a unique way of connecting with audiences. Teens and young adults listen to his message as he speaks their language with facts, truth and no sugarcoating.
Contact: 844-922-4800 or info@RealityCheckProgram.com