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Old 11-19-2017, 12:56 PM
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Work Release turned out to be a bigger blessing thank either of us could have imagined. Although my husband had 5 years experience as a diddy pressman, a chain restaurant was the first company to hire him as a cook while on work release. This turned out to be the best thing. Because this restaurant has locations across the US, he was able to transfer to a location in the state we reside once released from prison. This meant he didn't have the stress of being an ex-felon trying to find a job. The transfer was seamless. He kept his position and pay rate. L is a hard worker and that did not go unnoticed. Since then, he's gotten 2 raises, a promotion to shift leader, a promotion to manager, and is on pace to become assistant manager in a few months.

Advice: Relieve as much future stress as you can by preparing for your release now. Get education if you lack it. Become a hard worker if you're not. That's your job security. If you're eligible for work release, choose a company with many locations. One with a location where you plan to release. This provides the option to transfer and eliminates job search upon release. L used his prison jobs on his resume when securing his work release job. Because he worked hard on his prison jobs, his supervisors (a couple were COs) were happy to give him references. If he had poor work ethics, none of this would have been possible.

Hope this helps someone. I'm rooting for you all!
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excellent advice.
My hub is a hard worker too. His boss likes him, and knows his backround.
Very glad for it. Its not the best job but its the one he has and he is appreciated and needed. He's one of the most requested by clients. wow.
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All the information given is great and should help one to stay on the outside. I did 11 months and 29 days (Paycheck sentence) and 1 year on paper. Was suppose to do 2 on paper but, my PO wanted a BBQ pit and I built him a really good one. I didn't know how good until he got fired and the pit was the reason.
He was showing it to some others from his office and one of them turned him in. His boss and the judge released me with time served.
This was back in the late 70's and parole was pretty easy and I did have a good job offshore welding so, po didn't have to much worry about me. If, one wants to the construction industry is a good place to start. Very little back ground checking, just do your job and they will take care of you.
When I retired my last job I had over 200 men and women working for me and 80% had a record only problem was getting them pass the drug test and helping them stay clean.

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