David Honeywell is a reformed offender turned author, writer and guest speaker.
David’s life of crime and reckless lifestyle began after a disastrous schooling and a short lived army career which led him to spend time in the military ‘glasshouse’ detention centre before being dishonourably discharged.
He was being treated for clinical depression from the age of 15 and developed an alcohol addiction from the age of 18. At the age of 20 he was sentenced to 30 months youth custody in Durham prison after committing a robbery in York and being involved in a serious wounding offence in Darlington.
With his accomplice, he went on the run after breaking out of a Middlesbrough porbation hostel he was residing at until being recaptured by the police.
After being released and with few employment options, he started working as a kitchen porter having worked in the kitchens of Durham prison. Although years later graduating to become a chef at prestigious hotels such as the Savoy, Ritz and Westminster in Le Touquet, France, his unstable lifestyle led him back to prison in 1995 for five years on another serious wounding charge.
David found a passion for learning and writing while incarcerated. This new path for him was influenced by lifers who he spent most of his time with which later turned his life around, a story he recounted in his autobiography, Never Ending Circles.
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April 2012 - A recent report revealed that prisoners are developing drugs problems while in prison. My take on this was peer pressure and the inability to do their time nowadays.ITV news North East Tonight
April 2012 - This was an interview after the government proposed short sentencing for knife carriers. My view was that only longer sentencing can have any impact in knife crimes.
Never Ending Circles: The Autobiography of a Former Criminal
A true story of a man's journey from a life of crime and imprisonment to eventually becoming a writer and criminologist. The author, David Honeywell is a reformed offender. In 2011, he published his autobiography, Never Ending Circles which was inspired by Britain's riots.
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