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Old 03-25-2008, 09:49 AM
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Default Financial Assistance for newly released ex-convicts

My boyfriend is being released from a Pre-release center on April 16 (FINALLY after almost 2 years in the correctional system, both jail, boot camp and now PRC).

He is planning to move in with his parents until he is financially stable-enough to live with me and help pay his share of the rent, etc.

We would like for this to happen sooner then later. The job at PRC they have him working is a minimum wage construction job. In the 5 months he has been working he hasn't made very much money. He definitely needs both health insurance and some financial assistance when he gets out but the Social Security Online site says ex-cons cant get aid unless they are 65+, blind or disabled (none of which he is)... any advice?

He has always worked in Hotels and Retail but with his charge being theft and breaking and entering (which he didn't do, but wouldn't snitch so he caught the charge) it is unlikely he can get a job in those fields... HELP!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:20 AM
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The corrections department wants him as a long term customer. They do not want him to have any assistance, and hopes he will commit a new offense as he attempts to re-establish himself, remember, Judges, Police, Jail Guards, and everyone in the system NEEDS offenders for job security. I'm not sure what state you are form, but this is how it is in Florida.

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