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David Breakspear

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Episode 55: The Black Hand with David Breakspear.

Say hello to the bad guy: Mafia, Mobsters and Outlaws

Lock, Dan and David Breakspear, writer and researcher for Nationalcrimesyndicate.com, contributing author to "The Best New True Crime Stories: Well ManneredCrooks, Rogues, and Criminals", podcast host, prison reform activist and poet. Discuss the Myths, Legends and Facts about the Black Hand.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/badguy-lock/message

1hr 2mins

18 Jul 2021

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EP 59: Our Interview with David Breakspear!!!

The Criminologist

This week we are joined by the incomparable David Breakspear! David is a person formerly in prison, and prison reform campaigner.  Hear all about his fascinating journey, from being first arrested at the age of ten, to becoming a TedX speaker, writer, blogger and published author. For David, Education was key in his experience of change. Learn more of his desistance process in this insightful episode! David's TedX talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjEEDE3lxzs&t=27s The Criminologist channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw1d_twLd7CdnDgS7amNpuQ


12 Jun 2021

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Adult literacy and prison education with David Breakspear

Vocabulary Detectives

David Breakspear, prison reform campaigner, speaks with Sarah and Phil about his reading and literacy journey, prison education and why we’re still in an adult literacy crisis.  He’s also put through his morphemic analysis paces. Presented by: Sarah Ledger  Guests:  David Breakspear and Phil Luke


11 May 2021

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David Breakspear - Prison Might Be The Making Of You

The Bullshit Detective

Some might say that David Breakspear was a bit of a naughty boy. He spent many years in and out of the prison system. Interspersed with homelessness, addiction and more. His behaviour was driven by early childhood experiences. He now works to influence prison reform and drive early intervention in the education system.


6 Apr 2021

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MMI #10: Ex-Prisoner, Prison Reform Advocate: David Breakspear

Meet My Inspiration

This episode was made possible by ExpressVPN. Start browsing the web securely with 3 months free by going to https://www.expressvpn.com/mmi --- On this episode of Meet My Inspiration I speak with David Breakspear. David’s story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. From the age of ten, he’s spent nearly 40 years in and out of the criminal justice system in the UK. He has had a rough life with long stretches in prison, periods of homelessness and drug addiction. But, against all odds, at nearly 50 years of age, he managed to turn his life around. He now uses his voice and experiences to both reach out to at risk youth and to inspire change and reform in the criminal justice and education systems. Certainly, one key point that can be taken from his story is that it’s never too late to change yourself for the better. If he can break the cycle of a life of crime, imprisonment and drug abuse, you can certainly make the change that you want in your life. However big or small it may be. If you’d like to connect with David or read his recent articles on prison reform and other related topics, check out his blog at https://journeyofareformedman.net/ --- Thanks to ExpressVPN for sponsoring this episode. ExpressVPN really is the best VPN out there. I’ve been using it for years and it is the fastest, easiest and safest VPN option for you. Get 3 months free by using my link https://expressvpn.com/mmi --- Music: https://www.bensound.com/

1hr 24mins

22 Sep 2020

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Some thoughts from David Breakspear

Heart-Shaped Decisions with Graham Frost

David Breakspear is one of the most interesting and inspiring people I have met in a long list of people who fit that description. This is the first part of an interview that I know has a long way to run. Make yourself a drink and listen.


1 Sep 2020

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S5 Ep5: David Breakspear

People's Poetry Podcast

Series 5 Episode 5 David Breakspear - We talk about David's incredible route into poetry, prison, reform, mental health, the importance of education, David's writing process, Charles Bronson (David kindly shares a poem Bronson wrote to him) and much more! Poetry recital from David Breakspear.Follow us on Instagram: @peoplespoetrypodcastTwitter: @people_poetryFacebook: People's Poetry PodcastSubmissions/ letters to peoplespoetrypodcast@hotmail.comwww.peoplespoetrypodcast.comEpisode links:David BreakspearInstagram: @whatcanbe2www.journeyofareformedman.net

1hr 24mins

21 Aug 2020

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David Breakspear, Prison Reform Advocate and Mob Writer

Gangster Files

David and I talk about his message of "What Can Be" and touch upon a few different topics he wrote about for nationalcrimesyndicate.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/underworldlegends/message


13 Aug 2020

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Ep. 780: David Breakspear

The Gifters: Your Story is a Gift to the World

As a former Prisoner, with experience spanning four decades, I took advantage of every opportunity available to me and I am committed to reducing re-offending by helping others see #WhatCanBe. https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-breakspear-64865317b/


7 Jul 2020

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David Breakspear on Cops

Gangland Wire

Don’t forget to buy me a cup of coffee on your venmo app at ganglandwire. In this show we talk with our British friend, David Breakspear. He spent a large part of his life “under care” as they say in Great Britain. This means he was incarcerated because of life on the wrong side of the law. In this episode former cop and host, Gary Jenkins talks with a reformed man, writer, mob historian, and criminal justice reform activist David Breakspear about their respective experiences with cops and crooks. David currently blogs for the mob history site. Click on this sentence to see his blog pieces. David created his own blog site, Journey of a Reformed Man. Go to that site to read more of David’s excellent writing and insightful knowledge of British criminal justice and their prison system. To go to the store or make a donation click here To rent Gangland Wire, the documentary, click To subscribe on iTunes click here, please give me a review and help others find the podcast. The post David Breakspear on Cops appeared first on Gangland Wire.


12 Aug 2019