You may believe that when someone has done their time that they have paid the price for their crime.If you hold to a belief that a person should not have to continue to pay for a mistake after they have already paid the price for that mistake but operate differently around a potential date you will be questioning your integrity.I asked a handful of other former inmates to share their advice for those who are about to or are in the midst of transitioning back into society. – Lionel Stewart I received two sage pieces of advice from another very wise, long-termer: that the world I left no longer exists, so don't try to pick up where life was so rudely interrupted [and] that I'll have a huge hole in my life where the kids and career should be.Here are their answers: What advice would you give to inmates who are about to re-enter society? Remember where you have been and how far you have come, and mostly stay focused on where you are headed. The first advice was, wear age-appropriate clothes. – Charles Spratling No amount of planning can fully prepare you for your return to society. Things will most likely not be as you envisioned them to be. If you are not ready to give up all your criminal behavior and ways of thinking you might as well stay in prison because everything you say or do WILL be verified and checked out by your parole officer. Even worse, these bliss-busting sleeper cells shock their loved ones from inside the most appealing neighborhoods, communities, and marriages across America.
One glance at her husband Apollo reveals a sweet, humble, loving man who's learned his lesson and is better for it.It's important to write plans and goals down, to be organized, complete a resume, get addresses and phone numbers of places you need to go to get your license, healthcare, etc. There are going to be a number of battles and deterrents throughout this new phase of life. You’ve already made it through the darkest part, keep heading toward the light at the end of the tunnel. You MUST make a cognitive decision that you will now be on the up-and-up.It's easy to become overwhelmed with these simple tasks. – Nicole Deschermeier Reach out to family if you have them. If you are not fortunate enough to have family support, approach a church or social organization for immediate assistance. Try, if possible, through your chaplaincy department while still in prison to find a group or organization that will be there for you from the moment you step out into free society.Sometimes this fact will be a good reason to not pursue a relationship or even a date.In other situations, you may still be interested in dating the criminal, but you will need to exercise certain precautions.Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.