Category Archives: 2013

Larry Lawton becomes the first ex-con in the United States to become an Honorary Police Officer

It is all about second chances – Larry Lawton gets a second chance from the Lake Saint Louis police department In 1996 Larry Lawton was arrested and subsequently convicted of Hobbs Sac Robbery (Racketeering) in connection with jewelry store robberies. He served four – twelve year sentences run concurrently in Federal Prison. Upon his release […] Read the Rest…

Holiday Cheer, Make Sure They Are 21 – By: Larry Lawton

Larry Lawton, Founder and President of the Reality Check Program and author of Gangster Redemption discuss the law and good choice-making by parents. Here is the scenario: A few relatives and friends are over for a small holiday party. One of your friends has his 20 year old son with him. The son asks for […] Read the Rest…

Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program recognized by the United States Congress

United States Congressman Bill Posey recognizes Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program. November 21, 2013, on the floor of the United States Congress, Congressman Bill Posey (R – Fla) recognized Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program. Below is the speech red into the congressional record.  CLICK HERE to see a video of the […] Read the Rest…

Halting Recidivism – One Way and a New Life – A New Program

Larry Lawton is the author of Gangster Redemption, developer of the nationally recognized Reality Check Program DVD, youth and prison expert, motivational speaker and TV show host. Recidivism is a growing and significant issue for the country and it has no single definition.[1]   Generally, most definitions share three characteristics: A starting event such as release […] Read the Rest…

Juvenile Injustice – Jails, Prisons, Prevention and Answers – by: Larry Lawton

About the author:  Larry Lawton is the author of Gangster Redemption, developer of the nationally recognized Reality Check Program DVD, youth and prison expert, motivational speaker and TV show host. After reading the Juvenile Injustice article in the Huffington Post on November 3, 2013 I thought I would give the readers a different view on […] Read the Rest…

The Reality Check Program Teen And Adult Surveys – Results

Larry Lawton and the Reality Check Program Surveys The Reality Check Program was held on Saturday and here are the class surveys from a 12 year old to a 31 year old. It is what keeps Mr. Lawton going. Being able to show people the true consequences of their actions is what Mr. Lawton does […] Read the Rest…

Helping Young People – We ask Larry Lawton, what is the age range and why REALITY.

Larry Lawton, Founder and President of the Reality Check Program and author of Gangster Redemption, works with young people all over the country. One of the more common questions we get at the Reality Check Program is: At what age can Larry work with a person? It really isn’t about an age, it s about […] Read the Rest…

Larry Lawton, host of Lawton’s Law interviews celebrity psychotherapist Dr. Lisa Palmer, former Miss Vermont and Miss USA contestant

Dr. Lisa Palmer, Celebrity Psychotherapist with Larry Lawton Dr. Lisa Palmer, PhD, LMFT, CHT is sought after for her “miracles in counseling” helping many high profile and celebrity patients break away from addiction and eating disorders. She practices newer and different, yet highly effective state-of-art approaches for the treatment of complicated issues such eating disorders, […] Read the Rest…

What do FOX News and MSNBC have in common? Larry Lawton becoming an Honorary Police Officer

From Conservative to Liberal. National TV Networks covered Larry Lawton and Chief Mike Force talking about Larry becoming an honorary police officer for the Lake Saint Louis Police Department.  FOX News – Fox & Friends and MSNBC – Live w/Thomas Roberts both covered this positive story. Click Here to Watch MSNBC Airing Click Here to […] Read the Rest…

Swearing-In Ceremony for Ex-Con Will Kick Off New Crime Program

On Aug. 16, Lake Saint Louis will be swearing in a new honorary police officer. And he’s an ex-con. Larry Lawton spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons in the United States. Since his release he has developed a nationally recognized program to help teens and adults change the way they think and make better […] Read the Rest…