I then spoke to my sister- in-law who’s a probation officer.
Both in our 40’s, he wasn’t my usual type but there was something about him. I did some research, read things online, looked at the Unlock website and forums.
In many situations where your potential date is a criminal there is reason to be cautious.
Yesterday we heard from an ex-con about what it was like for him to transition from life behind bars to life on the outside. – Tim Hurley Be respectful to your parole officer and to those that are helping you to get through a difficult time. – Jerry Spears Hopefully, you learned a trade while incarcerated.
He says having a mentor helped a lot – someone to whom he felt a true sense of responsibility – and he didn't want to screw it up by doing something bad and winding up back in prison. Apply for educational grants and better yourself through continued education. If not, upon release stay away from those people you associated with prior to coming to prison. Google "Jobs for people with felonies" and there you'll find a very long list of companies, many major companies, who hire ex-felons.
I filled out over a hundred applications when I got of prison and went on quite a few interviews.
As soon as my felony came up, which was a violent felony (2nd degree murder) and that I did 22 years in prison, the interview went south.
You may believe that when someone has done their time that they have paid the price for their crime.