I Am a Ex-offender

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 19 People

    A Mother's Legacy

        Yesterday, my oldest son, Sean, turned 26-years old, but I didn't get to see him. He didn't get a gift from me, or anyone else. No one baked him a birthday cake, or took him out for a beer. My son is in prison, and has been for more than 4 years. Though he committed the...
    imacamarogirl2 imacamarogirl2
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Feb 20, 2010

    Five years ago I made a series of stupid

    decisions that culminated in my participation in a break-in to a house. The family were home and after trying to run I was caught and charged with 1 count of Home Invasion, a 1st degree felony. Convicted, I was sent to prison where I served 4.5 years. I have tried to make...
    Frankie96 Frankie96
    26-30, F
    Dec 11, 2013

    Ex-offender For Life

    When i was in my young teens i was doing good at school. But when i got to the age of 15 or so i was in a bike accident and my life changed. I got a head injury that made my personality change and other things. Before i was a good student and was not in trouble much but after i...
    BigGav BigGav
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    Recovery After Incarceration

    Can someone be sentenced to serve five years in federal prison and 18 months to five years in state prison, serve those sentences and then recover? Could such a person attain a completely normal and legitimate lifestyle and achieve substantial success in several careers...
    SelfReinvention SelfReinvention
    51-55, M
    Jul 2, 2013

    From Americanism to Prison and Free Again

    At the end of 1993 I had Americanism at the palm of my hands. I worked making over 60K a year and I was in my second successful year running my photography company. I was a Notary, buying a house, volunteering, and was preparing to open a party supply store spring of 1994. Things...
    2ndchance 2ndchance
    3 Responses Dec 25, 2008

    I Beat The Odds!

    I love what you are doing! Keep up the good work! I found employment at www.2ndchancebands.com . My life has made a huge improvement! If anyone reading this is tired of your criminal record being a liability instead of an asset..I would give them a try.
    A1bizness A1bizness
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    In The UK Being An Ex-Offender Is A Commodity For Others!

    I'm an ex-offender - I committed crime, I was a career criminal for many years, from early youth to adulthood. I'm not proud and have done everything I could possibly do to not to return to crime. In the UK we have law which states a person convicted of an offence must declare...
    raymondlunn raymondlunn
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2013
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