I Just Got Out of Jail

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 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

    Overcoming A Criminal Record

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

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 8, 2012

    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

    Criminal Records And Getting Back Into The Workforce

    https://www.privacyrights.org/ar/rosencrim.htm
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323
    61-65, F
    Oct 7, 2012
    tylerlh tylerlh
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2014
    huntershane97 huntershane97
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 8, 2014

    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

    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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