[quote=run4it;The philosophy of our criminal system is that once you pay your debt to society, you're free and clear of that crime and can move on with your life. I actually believe in that.[/QUOTE]
Run4it: I don't believe this is the reality. It's nearly impossible for a man or woman with a criminal record to get a job and I mean almost any type of job. During my career, I have spoken to many ex-convicts and their stories are pretty much consistent in that once the employer sees the black mark, it's pretty much over in terms of employment.