Larry Lawton Visits Federal Prison Coleman

IMG_2338Larry Lawton, Founder and President of the Reality Check Program spoke at Federal Correctional Center Coleman (Medium) and the Woman’s Camp. “At first I was a little nervous and edgy. Not from the inmates, but from the prison administrators and staff, and how I would be viewed and treated,” said Larry Lawton.
Larry met the Warden first and was very impressed. Warden Manny Ocasio was open, listened and had good ideas. Since the Warden is a Colonel in the US Army and Larry is retired Coast Guard, they hit it off.
Larry and the Warden spoke at length about reentry, corrections and ways to help inmates throughout the visit. Larry believes the Warden, Unit Manager Gary Lee and the whole staff who attended the presentation understand how important the Reality Check Program is with reentry. The Warden, Unit Manager and Unit Secretary along with security were with Larry for the whole time. Unit Secretary Mary Melek coordinated everything and cares deeply about reentry.
IMG_2334Larry spoke to over a hundred inmates and staff in the Medium Security Facility and then the same at the Woman’s Camp. Larry wants to personally thank Warden Ocasio, Unit Manager Lee, Secretary Malek and all the staff for there hospitality and help. Larry left the facility encouraged. The prison took pictures and we will be getting them soon.
The Warden believes deeply in reentry and what Larry brings to the table. “It is refreshing to see that things might be changing with the BOP, at least at FCC Coleman,” said Larry Lawton.
IMG_2330A positive and successful reentry of a person helps EVERYONE. No new victims of crime, (possibly a serious crime) saving taxpayers money, connecting families and helping a person who made a bad choice.
The Reality Check Program helps young people stay out of prison and Larry also consults with prisons to help reduce recidivism.

Be pro-active, not re-active

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Larry Lawton to speak at the North Carolina DARE Officers’ Association Conference

logo_of_drug_abuse_resistance_education_dareThe North Carolina DARE Officers’ Association will be having their Annual Training Conference January 9-13, 2017 at the Hilton Doubletree in Atlantic Beach, NC. DARE Officers and School Resource Officers from all across the state of North Carolina will gather and attend this annual training conference.

Training will be given by instructors from all across the United States in topic areas such as Active Shooter/School Safety, Drug and Gang Trends as well as DARE update training from Ann Thacker of the Maryland DARE Training Center.  A special presentation on terror by former police Sgt. Kimberly Munley who was part of a civilian SWAT team at Read More »

Prison Cell Talks To You – Larry Lawton – Reality Check Program

Larry Lawton teaching about choicesRead this to someone you know who is heading in the wrong direction. Get help as soon as you can and get the online Reality Check Program video now or this could be his or hers fate.

Prison Cell

Come inside; take a seat, at long last we finally meet. I know that, you’ve heard of my name, I’m your guide through prison; it’s the big boy game. Always sleep, with Read More »

Reality Check Video Gift Card


Helping a parent’s son or daughter is the single best thing any organization can do

The Reality Check video gift card (only $5) is a great tool for any business, school or agency.

1. After watching the Reality Check video, kids “get it”, and realize that the choices they make today can affect the rest of their life.

2. Educating our kids on the consequences of bad choices is one of the most important jobs we will ever have.

Reality Check Gift Card Front3. Reality Check Gift Card BackThe Reality Check video gift card fosters a great relationship between employee and management, school and student, police and the community. Better attitudes, better work productivity, decrease in absenteeism, better grades, reduced crime and a general feeling of “you care”.

Larry Lawton, Reality Check Founder stated, “The goodwill generated by distributing the Reality Check video gift card is priceless”. When a business, school or agency buys bulk RC video gift cards, ($5) they get their logo printed on the card saying whatever they want – what a powerful tool to show your customers, students, or constituents you care.

A small investment by a business, school or agency will return an untold amount with better work productivity, higher grades, and positive community relations.

20141215_172132-1IMG_8192Larry Lawton is an Author, Speaker, TV Personality and Teen/Young Adult Expert. Larry developed the nationally recognized Reality Check Program; a court approved program. Larry speaks with thousands of young people yearly and is the first ex-con recognized on the floor of the United States Congress for his work with helping young people and the first ex-con in the United States to be sworn in as an honorary police officer.

For more information about how we can help your organization. Contact the Reality Check Program by  CLICKING HERE or calling 321-327-2921.

Update on Flakka and other drugs – They are spreading – Stay pro-active

Parents need to be pro-active and stay updated on various drugs. Flakka, Synthetic Cannabinoids, Heroin, Molly, Krokodil are just a few.

Flakka is spreading.

DVD postcard front 3Stay Pro-active and watch the Reality Check Program Video on-line.

As reported on Monday July 13, 2015 in Kentucky.

Powerful street drug ‘flakka’ shakes Kentucky County

Kristina Goetz, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal 5:38 a.m. EDT July 13, 2015

Police in the small town of Vanceburg, Kentucky are on high alert after use of the illegal synthetic drug nicknamed “flakka” has increased.

VANCEBURG, Ky. — In six months, Ashley lost 50 pounds, blew through $15,000 of a settlement and sold her house for $700.

She lost feeling in her fingertips. Her hands turned raw and scaly, almost black. She was convinced her old man talked to people through the vents, that strangers lurked outside and that she was once in a high-speed chase — sirens blaring — with the law.

She stayed awake for nine straight days, rarely ate and Read More »