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I Just Got Out of Jail

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Overcoming A Criminal Record

    http://video.wmht.org/video/1476393691/
    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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    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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    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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    tylerlh tylerlh 18-21, M 2 Responses May 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Its the way how people portray goths and emo. Just because they wear lots of dark makeup and dark clothing, they don't worship the devil or cut themselves. Most of them aren't even...
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    Its the best if you wake up early and sit on a sleeping girls face to let them out to wake her up.
    HesHandsome HesHandsome 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I'm 18 and I was in a psychiatric hospital for a week. I still feel crazy and I don't know what to do. I don't wanna be like this forever. :(
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    I thought I saw him today and I instantly lost my ability to breathe. I vaguely remember that I stopped in my tacks and just froze while I stared at the back of this stranger's...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 7 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Nope. Never been except on a tour way back when I was in grade school. I don't plan on going either. Since I don't do anything that would get me thrown in jail, it is actually...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    My boyfriends been in jail for going on four months. We probably have anywhere from 3-5 years. We were talking on the phone once a week but it suddenly turned into everyday. I can...
    hayleypotter hayleypotter 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had the best time of my life tonight. I got the dressed up and went to get a massage in fem for the first time ever. I have always wanted to dress up and go out in public but...
    Rebecca83cruz Rebecca83cruz 31-35, T 2 days ago

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    well yesterday night, i went to a party and well i haven't gone out since forever, so you know; I got dressed up with a skirt and nice shirt. Well my ex-boyfriend's cousin came up...
    Veeeeeeee Veeeeeeee 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend & I have been together for 3 years & he is literally my everything , When he first gratuated & went off to college he was hanging around the wrong people & made a...
    lizvaughn23 lizvaughn23 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I remember clearly the one time I came home on leave from the military and got the vibe that everyone had moved on. My sisters had families and kids and were quick to ignore my...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I'm 16 and I think I self sabotaged myself.... again? So the night before I pulled an all-nighter and stayed up to finish this book that I like. I realized if I wanted to do...
    Goodhearttou Goodhearttou 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The architecture foremost. The sharp pointed spires fighting for attention, crowning the tops of the buildings.. The arches, the figures, and the somewhat outrageous essence...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 5 days ago

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    He goes to court tomorrow please keep him in ur prayers states on board for him to come home pray that county lets him come home to me I miss him!!! He did 15 months until jan went...
    msleesha07 msleesha07 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I never knew that who I cared about so much was really just a sad sack of ****. We became friends, and then we were both at a point in our lives to begin to date. I had kept my...
    heyashree heyashree 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The street I live on is loaded with hot wives. Across the street, two doors down, etc. I would love to have an ongoing FWB, I wouldn't care if her hubby watched or joined either...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have never been to jail and I don't want to but they make jail look so fun In one of my favorite show called ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK I wonder if jail is actually like that
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    when I had hit arrested after he broke my nose and fractured my ribs under the influence of various substances and alcohol. And now Im with a psycopathic control freak only a few...
    Teegar Teegar 22-25, F a week ago

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    Sadly this has happened more than once
    forgedindarkness forgedindarkness 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've never been to jail and don't plan on doing anything that would get me sent there.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have made many mistakes in my life. but the past year has been the worst year of my life. im an addict and a mother. i used drugs and then got clean after i had my 1st child. i...
    completlyalone2387 completlyalone2387 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Recently my ex has gone back on a tirade of commenting horrible thing about me on old pictures of us thankfully it's stopped now that I've got hold of his po. But I just don't...
    annaalt annaalt 22-25, F a week ago

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    my husband was arrested Friday. today is Tuesday. yesterday was the first day I didn't get to see him. I am hoping to see him today. I'm so scared that he us gonna go to prison...
    Mssandidge Mssandidge 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I love my man so much and miss him! when he calls he drives me nuts though! I know it hard staying positive in there but he keeps talking about what he "knows" is going to happen...
    tmama02 tmama02 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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