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This Jailhouse Lawyer’s Story Starts Out Like A Real Life Breaking Bad Episode

Glasgow-born David Steven McCulloch moved to Australia in the early 1970s.

Over a decade later, his dad became sick with leukaemia, and David started dealing heroin out of a Western suburbs car yard to pay for the expensive treatment.

Kind of like a real-life Walter White from Breaking Bad.

During his time in prison, he formed key alliances with powerful inmates, becoming an associate of some of Melbourne’s key underworld figures.

In this three-part episode of Crime Insiders: In Focus, David reveals how he survived jail by helping others to fight for freedom – becoming the jailhouse lawyer:

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This is one of the most unusual redemption stories you’ll ever hear.

In part 2, hear how Jailhouse Lawyer David McCulloch faced new charges after a former friend Carl Williams betrayed him. Listen:

In this final episode, investigative reporter Adam Shand reports on the arrest of David McCulloch and how he was deported to a home he left 50 years ago.

Listen to Part 3:

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