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I Just Got Out of Jail

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 People

    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, 2014

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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'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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    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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    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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    Overcoming A Criminal Record

    http://video.wmht.org/video/1476393691/
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 61-65, F Oct 7, 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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    huntershane97 huntershane97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was working a banquet event last summer and had to move two heat lamps (they keep the food warm on buffets) to a different place on the buffet table. As I had done many times...
    MellyMelly MellyMelly 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Went out fully dressed a few weeks ago. Wore a white and purple striped top, black skirt and black 5 inch pumps. Looked and felt awesome. Left very early in the morning. Went...
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    I don't know how I'm going to do this... all I know is I have to do it for us!! he's currently sitting in jail going through the bs while I'm out here doing the same thing... The...
    joeyswifetobe joeyswifetobe 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Does the drunk tank count as jail? I mean you do all get the same food in the morning before you go. What the hell are those 'breakfast burritos' made out of?
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 1 Response Feb 7

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    Got A Wetproof Pad On My Bed
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I got my belly button pierced finally!!!😍
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    annaambrose annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Feb 5

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    Me and my husband have been apart for 6 months (His in jail,) we been together for 4 years and going crazy without him I need help on what to keep my mind off that his going to...
    hislady123 hislady123 18-21, F Feb 16

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    So I've lived with my boyfriend (up until this point) for just about a year. We have the kind of bond that some people have to look for forever. Some never even find it. So I feel...
    Graftyyy Graftyyy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    well I've never been but I have an immediate family member that has and let me tell you that once you get out society doesn't let you forget that you've been in. probably why so...
    sleepyphotograher sleepyphotograher 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Wonder if people will ever get as sick of this this government as I am, this is totally out of control !
    wd402 wd402 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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