Ex-con’s Book Is A Hit With Prison Chaplains


By Ben Fishwick

Published on Saturday 16 February 2013 07:36

A BOOK about a reformed criminal and his path to salvation has been requested by prison chaplains for inmates to read.

Chaplains at HMP Isle of Wight, HMP Wandsworth and HMP Wormwood Scrubs, each asked Dave Clarke, 63 of Fareham, to send them his book, Converted on LSD.

As previously reported in The News, Mr Clarke, a retired Fareham College lecturer, wrote the book after experiencing an LSD trip that made him reassess his life of crime.

He turned to Christianity and is spreading the word further - even getting a Gosport band, Asylum Seekers, to perform a punk Rock opera called, Borstal Boy, which is his life’s story.

He said he is delighted the chaplains accepted his offer of the book after being featured in The News.

Dave says he wishes to arrange for this opera to be performed in one of Britain prisons.

He has even had criminals approach him for help after they read of his conversion.

He said, “Your life can turn around with the help of other people - not just on your own- you can support them.”

“I hope that what I have written the stages of my life - will help them.”

“I hope anyone who hooks into it can get some help”.