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I Just Got Out of Jail

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Overcoming A Criminal Record

    http://video.wmht.org/video/1476393691/
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    huntershane97 huntershane97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8, 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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    I can't wait for the day none of this affects me anymore. I'm past the stage of ever wanting anything to do with my ex but I still get hurt when he seems to have overcome...
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    crazycakes1 crazycakes1 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I live in PA and it says minimum mandatory jail 72 hours I got the highest BOH due to smoking the day before and pot being in my system. I'm scared of going to jail and losing my...
    HopelessBlah HopelessBlah 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Things have been fairly well , (actually things have been great compared to how it was in the beginning) so my boyfriend got bailed out last month. But before he was bailed out he...
    allishasweet allishasweet 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't know what else to do except to post on here. My boyfriend has court tomorrow , but for the last 2 days they've been shuffling him around. He was in the mental hospital for...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    This is the second time my boyfriend has been locked up since we've been together. The first time it was for old charges and he actually turned himself in, hoping to put it all...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I've never ever been in jail and no way in the hell that I'm planning to. I got a life to live. I'm studying Elementary Education/Special Education, want to get my dream job and...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    not because I am a bad person; BUT BECAUSE I AM A GOOD PERSON. It Is A FACT. That "good" People SOMETIMES 'Get Arrested' and thrown in jail. THAT is Scary; ESPECIALLY "for" the...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Mar 6

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    Hi all, my partner was ripped away from me last Friday 6th of March. We were told by his solicitor that the case would be adjourned or at the worst a suspended sentence. But he...
    ej82 ej82 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I got caught shoplifting $350 worth of stuff from a department store. Was caught and cooperated with them fully. I have never had any criminal record or experience with law...
    Asiacherey4 Asiacherey4 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    last night i found out that my boyfriend that i been on and off with since high school is in jail because he didn't pay child support to his three kids from a previous relationship...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    iv always wanted to go to jail and be someone's "wife"
    tylerlh tylerlh 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I always say if I go to jail I'm gone find the biggest toughest stud to seduce so they can be my boo and defend meπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š...lmaoo...eff that won't beat my a**..my mama and daddy...
    BeautifullySick BeautifullySick 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    But I have visited people in jail.They are very sad places.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Mar 17

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    I wouldn't survive in jail. I'd never sleep, and I'd loose my mind from boredom being confined to a cell most of the day. I wouldn't take a shower because there's no way I'm going...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Days like today are the worst. When you are so sad you can't even bear to move let alone function in society. Damn I miss you so much. I just have to make it through the next two...
    ehbf20 ehbf20 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    My Boyfriend Got Sent Into A detention center and is going to be in placement for a year πŸ˜’! I miss him so much and it hasn't even been a week. I don't know what to do and I need...
    wreckedl0ve wreckedl0ve 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Today was really hard. My boyfriend had sentencing today. He got 39 days. It was so hard seeing him there in cuffs, not being able to talk to him. Last time he had court i couldn't...
    hillaryalexis hillaryalexis 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    im 16, and my boyfriend of 7 months has been in juvenile hall for about a month now, he is being heild there until he gets sent to a youth camp which he will be heild at for the...
    hugtreesfeelcosmos hugtreesfeelcosmos 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Do things get better? Its been two months so far and it's so hard now that my boyfriend isnt here. I hope it gets easier, cause i still cry at night. Im trying to be supportive, i...
    steephaniee steephaniee 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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