J. Barrett Hawkins is a member of a juvenile delinquency organization named CROP (Convicts Reaching Out to People) where convicted felons speak before groups of at-risk youths who are brought into the prison. The CROP program is set up in a seminar format. Each felon gives a personal testimony about the crime he committed and the lessons he has learned. The prisoners also speak to the kids about other subjects, including choices, gangs, life in prison and developing self esteem. The Dirty Nasty Truth combines all of the author’s personal talks with additional true crime stories. The two-hour audio book includes these chapters.
Reckless Ambition:Hawkins discusses his involvement in a million-dollar insurance fraud that he believed would be a victimless, white collar crime, and explains how that scheme was directly responsible for the murder of an innocent man.
Life in Prison: Hawkins takes you inside a maximum security prison and reveals his top 10 reasons why you never want to break the law. This segment includes rapes, stabbings and a litany of other horror stories.
Riot in Cell Block A: Hawkins talks about a malevolent authority known as the “convict code” and tells the frightening story of a 300-man prison race riot in which he was forced to participate.
Shootout on Pearl Street: the author relates 16 year old Diego Jones’ gut-wrenching story of a deadly shootout between rival gang members that results in a double homicide.
The Gentleman Bank Robber: This is Joe Jackson’s classic gateway drug story in that alcohol and marijuana use become the gateway to a serious cocaine addiction… and a series of bank robberies.
In the final part of the audio book you will learn that the primary reason why adolescents join gangs, use drugs or engage in criminal behavior is because they suffer from low self-esteem. Hawkins concludes with 10 tips for developing your kid’s self-esteem.
The Dirty Nasty Truth is the one program you need to keep your teenager out of trouble and on the right track.
Hawkins’ personal earnings from sales of The Dirty Nasty Truth will go directly into a restitution fund for those who were injured as a result of the crime he committed.