In many cases, after a person is released from jail they have difficulty getting back into the real world. Despite any experiences that they may have had in prison, it can be very difficult to get a job or even rent an apartment when you already have a criminal record. Most jobs will ask if you have a criminal record and avoid hiring those who have been convicted of a crime.
One way to make sure that you get a real chance when you complete your sentence is to motion for expunging convictions. This will erase your convictions from your record completely. In most states, once convictions have been expunged, you are allowed to tell employers and renters that you have never been convicted of a crime. This means that you’ll get a real chance of getting back to your life.