I filled out over a hundred applications when I got of prison and went on quite a few interviews.
As soon as my felony came up, which was a violent felony (2nd degree murder) and that I did 22 years in prison, the interview went south.
Then there are those who believe that once a person has been convicted of a felony they should be treated as felons and denied opportunities for the rest of their lives.
We have programs in every state that offers assistance to ex-felons being released from prison, yet, every time ex-felons complete applications for employment, they are constantly reminded that some things never change.
In America ex-felons carry the stigma of being convicted for life.
A conviction is like the metaphorical scarlet letter.
The stigma associated with being an ex-felon in America is unlike anything a person can comprehend unless they walk in the shoes of ex-felons.
People get ill everyday but they somehow recover and are able to seek opportunity and they are made whole.
Here are four reasons you should consider dating a criminal.1. We have all done things for which we need to be forgiven and have had to find ways to start over again.
Don't write off a date just because of a pesky criminal record. Many people would say that there are dangers of dating a criminal and even advocate checking criminal records of online daters.
In many situations where your potential date is a criminal there is reason to be cautious.
He too was disappointed with my decision, but understood.
Prison, crime and the world he’d moved in were totally foreign to me. I ended the relationship, but I just felt so sad, it didn’t feel right.