When people come out of prison, it can be very difficult for them to stay away from a life of crime again. This is partly due to old habits and old friendships, but also partly because survival outside of prison with a criminal record can be challenging. Many jobs won’t hire people who have been convicted of a crime and some landlords won’t rent to these people either.
When a person is released from prison after serving their sentence, one of the best ways they can give themselves a new chance at life is to get away from where they used to live and the people they used to spend time with. Expunging convictions so that they don’t show up on background checks can help you obtain a job more easily. These steps can make the difference and lead a person off the path of crime.