Tony Israel: Care, exclusion, crime, destined to fail
Tony Israel was born in the Hackney borough of London and was brought up in Northampton where between the ages of 10 and 18 he grew up in the care system. It seemed that his life was mapped out for underachievement. Having gone through the criminal justice system he surrendered to a life of anger, crime, drugs and violence. This life caused him years of pain and regret. His future seemed certain prison or death. But his life took a sudden turn for the best when Jesus came and gave him freedom and a full life.