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I Just Got Out of Jail

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    Well, I Didn't But I Hope To Help People Who Need Jobs

    I have formed this group because I have come into contact with at least three people since I have been on EP who have recently gotten out of jail, and all three of them had something in common: they couldn't get jobs.Because they had a criminal record, no one would hire them.I am...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F 6 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Now What

    I just got out of jail on November 5, 2009.  It has really been a blessing and a curse.  I sometimes feel like a am going in circles.  My fiancee has been great.  We have been together for 3 years.  I just am really trying to maintain.  This is a...
    hereiam188 hereiam188 36-40 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    Got Out Of Jail

    Got out of jail,I did,The other day,Now I understand,The value of freedom,So great,Well,Put it this way,That's how I feel,In reality,I've exited,A long dark tunnel,been to hell,And back,My own home again,Feels so good.I've never been in prison other than to visit, but have just...
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 8, 2012

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    I'm never doing anything illegal again

    for the rest of my life. Jail is an awful, scary yet humbling experience. I will never drive drunk or evade arrest with a motor vehicle again, which is a felony by the way. Hey I was drunk out of my mind and scared. I'm not excusing my actions. I'm only pointing out that...
    TrishaNicole TrishaNicole 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm 17 and i have been to jail 4 times.

    It is not something I am proud of. You wouldn't believe how grateful I am today I learned my lesson the hardest way. I decided to change my life all on my own because GOD has shown me how precious life really is alone. I don't take a single thing for granted today because the...
    ILLUMINAUGHTYYY ILLUMINAUGHTYYY 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Two Weeks Strong

    I wasn't going to bond out. I was going to sit there until court and do my time like a good little girl. I'd been trying to avoid time for so long that it was sort of relieving just to sit there, not to run anymore, not to deal with stupid probation and clean up for UA's, etc...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    Haircare For The Damned

    This was written while I was still in jail because I knew someday I would get out and wouldn't want to forget that at times it was absolutely hilarious. Especially looking back... Ode to Jail Hair Conditioner is a commodity in this place. I'm talking about Sauve conditioner not...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Criminal Records And Getting Back Into The Workforce

    https://www.privacyrights.org/ar/rosencrim.htm
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F Oct 7, 2012

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    Overcoming A Criminal Record

    http://video.wmht.org/video/1476393691/
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F Oct 7, 2012

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    How To Get A Job With A Criminal Record

    http://www.wikihow.com/Get-a-Job-with-a-Criminal-Record If you don't have a computer readily available, one of the things this article says is to start your own business...yard maintenance, for example, or IT. It also mentions joining the military. It may be possible to get an...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F Oct 7, 2012

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    Just Got Out Of Emcfw

      I was arrested 3 years ago for selling Marijuana and it was hell for me it was the first time I ended up in jail for more then a year. I was placed inside Ocean County jail for about 2 weeks and then I went to court to face a Judge where I did plead guilty and was sent...
    funsizecatgirl funsizecatgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    The Best Way Up Is Down

    I just got out of prison September 14, 2009. I missd my sons 3rd birthday. I am having a hard time finding a job in my community. I am on House Arrest for 1 year. I went to jail for drinking & driving.  I am very thankful to have another chance at life. I...
    douglasindiana douglasindiana 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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    I got out of federal prison in March

    and life is going good I learned a lot in prison and I'm not on drugs no more can be happy drug free. Meth almost took my life. God spared me in a meth lab explosion. 22%of my body was burnt. But he also spared my face. My arms and torso scared. But I'm alive and doing well.
    melodyjk melodyjk 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    huntershane97 huntershane97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Seriously Cockeyed Ideas

    It's jail, right? Not prison. Prison gets a bad wrap from what I've heard compared to County. And there is a big difference. In Texas, where I'm from, this is the criminal shuffle, so to speak. You do whatever, ________ (fill it in), and you get caught. Spare me the...
    lolasinn7 lolasinn7 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    A Good Book To Read

    http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Bars-Jeffrey-Ian-Ross/dp/1592578519This is a good book to read if you are having trouble re-integrating, with society, family, and friends. It also has tips on how to find jobs.
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F Oct 7, 2012

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    What To Do Now?????

    I did six years for check writing and have been free for 8 months and just got reunited with my family. It's been one month back with my family and my parents want to adopt my 2 children they have been taking care of sense birth and 2 years old. i' ve been gone so long i no...
    geraldtanner geraldtanner 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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    What To Do Now?????

    I did six years for check writing and have been free for 8 months and just got reunited with my family. It's been one month back with my family and my parents want to adopt my 2 children they have been taking care of sense birth and 2 years old. i' ve been gone so long i no...
    geraldtanner geraldtanner 26-30 Sep 17, 2010

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    So I just got out of a 5 1/2 year relationship. I dumped my boyfriend for the following reasons:Lack of ambitionLack of support/ never helped around the household, never worked...
    amandasbadluckchuck amandasbadluckchuck 22-25 Dec 3

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    I recently just got out of the second worse relationship in my life. This man was emotionally abusive. He was racist against everyone specially blck n Hispanics. And he would claim...
    TexasGypsyMommy TexasGypsyMommy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    17 years with a narcissist and I never even knew there was a name for his abuse :( I was 21 when I got with him, he was 42 and now 17 yrs later I'm just washed up broken, damaged...
    Mieshamooi Mieshamooi 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I am getting out of a thirty-year marriage to a narcissist. I posted a story about a situation that Iā€™m having with my soon to be ex-husband. I received a message from someone...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    A selfish brat who stole money, and would always smoke around my son when I said not to. Eventually I left his things outside in black bags. I even noticed how my sons behaviour...
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have mixed feelings but mostly felt relieved that im suddenly out of this bad relationship
    mxnzyy mxnzyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think my best friend was a narcissist We were friends for 6 months we hung out every day and she was in a good mood ALL the time Now the more I get to know her she starts acting...
    Jennuhhxoxo Jennuhhxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I dont do crap to myself in the mornings when I get ready for school. I comb my hair a little bit, spray some stuff in it, wash my face, brush my teeth, throw on some clothes...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Nature can heal. Should have came here in 2000. Or 2005.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    And this is why you should ALWAYS throw cigarette butts in an ash tray.
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    four and a half years..and suddenly its no longer there. worse part of it is that i didn't realize it is for real this time. u took it real and just left.
    sadcandy sadcandy 22-25, F Dec 7

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    I remember the first time he bought me some flowers and said : " well hurry up and put them in water, they cost 4 quid"....
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    well done šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹šŸ‘‹
    alonewbyx alonewbyx 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It was my first lesbian relationship, and I was nervous to begin with. She never respected my sexual boundaries and made me feel guilty for trying to assert my needs. My feelings...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    my ex and I dated for 4 months. I broke up with him because I couldn't stand the abuse, the controlling manipulative angry person he was. he treated me like **** everyday he was so...
    thinlinee thinlinee 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    4 days ago I got out of class and me and one of my friends and we decided to go have some drinks. Bad Idea. A couple drinks after I blacked out, I really didn't drink a lot but I...
    sczm93 sczm93 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My dad just got out. The cops come and said we should move scene he knows where we live. We moved 6 times this year. I can never feel like gone or get use to it because I have to...
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I got one for everyone. So I bought a straitjacket. I was working out of town and while I was there I decided to try it out. Unfortunately I was alone at the time and didn't...
    Photogeek47 Photogeek47 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 30

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    When we arrived at the campsite we had been on the coach for a very long time as we got stuck in traffic. We picked up our bags and started to walk down to set up our tents. Me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 22

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    I had just hopped of a plane that went from New Zealand to Fiji when I got out of the terminal gate thing and a bunch of people started clapping then I looked behind me a saw 18...
    dauntetamaki dauntetamaki 13-15, M Dec 4

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    So I find myself here again same time as last year... My boyfriend of six years has left me again. Not for another women but for four walls and bars as a door. He was arrested this...
    stepbystepxxx stepbystepxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Alright, so I'm not one of those follow the season and write inspirational stuff just because it's the time for it, but I did have an experience last night that did make me think...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 44 mins ago

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    My name is Roslyn I'm 24 my boyfriend is Josh he's 20 we met three years ago and we found love ever since he's a great person we had a past of cheating on each other but we've...
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    I honestly hope the only reason I ever go to jail is by praising God. After God changed Paul on the road to Damascus, he was thrown into jail for preaching God's word. He didn't...
    s123456789s s123456789s 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I spent 24 hours in jail in my 58 year life. In the first 56 years of my life I was never in jail. In the last 2 and one half years I have spent no hours in jail. Besides that one...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was called a Jail Bird by someone on EP. This hurt my feelings. I feel that calling me a "jail bird" was not helpful. I am not sure how she feels and what she wants. I think it...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My girlfriends parents hate me and I love my girlfriend and I'm not going to be able to talk to her for so long because her parents found out we were together still. They'd found...
    SomeoneLikeNoOne SomeoneLikeNoOne 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Four days in county jail. Was locked up after finding my wife was having an affair, and I lost my mind. Simply put, the darkness of betrayal overcame all of my rationality, and I...
    immortalspirit immortalspirit 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    So sad that I just had to jailbreak my iPad mini a day after I just ufated to iOS 8.1.1, anyone ever had the same experience and then just stared at your device for a full minute...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M Nov 29

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