My fiance is a convicted felon. He commited his crime when he was 20 years old. Nothing major. But major enough for this country. Before him I have dated and lived with several "nice" model citizens who have either cheated on me, attempted to assault me and one destroyed me financialy. My fiance is a better man than any of them. Honest, loyal, loving, compassionate and everyone loves him. But because of his mistake we are going to leave United States soon and start over in another country. He cannot find any jobs. Even a gas station fired him. He is depressed and does not want me to be the only bread winner because he wants to be able to take care of his family. He has not commited any other crimes. Never will. But we are both struggling financialy, we cannot afford a child etc. That's a shame.Responding to the same post during my absence, another writer lamented a daughter's inability to find a job after a drug conviction:
I have a daughter [who] served time for drugs, now that she is out, every place she has applied refused her because of her prison record. How can she redeem herself, if society won't help? I pray for a break through for this serious problem.These sad statements remind me of Bob Dylan's observation, "To live outside the law, you must be honest." Not everybody with a prison record is a dishonest person, and as the first writer has learned firsthand, for sure not everybody with a "clean" record can be trusted.