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Jack Hawksworth

Jack Hawksworth

Name: Jack Hawksworth
Age: 26
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Manchester
Campaign: To show others that you can break the cycle of crime

I got involved in crime from a young age.

 

I started hanging out with the wrong people, and joined a gang in Newall Green, Manchester.

 

When I was 14, I was sentenced to ten months inside a youth offenders’ institute for burglary.

 

Then, when I was 16, I was sentenced to two years for robbery.

 

Shortly after I was released from prison, I was convicted of possessing a firearm and I was sentenced to two-and-a-half years.

 

That wasn’t the end of it. When I was 21, I got a seven year sentence for robbery, which I'm still on licence for.

 

It was my fourth time in prison, and I wondered where it would all end.

 

Over the years, seven of my friends have died in crime related violence.

 

I suddenly realised that I didn’t want my life to go that way, so I made the decision to change.

 

Now I work as a builder, making an honest living.

 

I made a film with Fixers because telling my story because I want to show others that you can break the cycle of crime.

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix:

 

Pavia Ward

 

Catherine Millan

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