All too many prior convicted felons wind up working low-paying, dead end jobs after their release. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Several have, in fact, paved a path to great success, and even fame. Though to paraphrase actor Bill Murray, “why be rich and famous? Try being rich first!” No matter […]
Short Answer: Some felons can become a nurse while others will never get that chance. As with many instances involving felons, the answer can be complicated…but “in general,” yes, a felon can become a nurse five years after the completion of their sentence (which includes parole, if that was part of the sentence).
Becoming a cop with a felony is nearly impossible for most felons but in some instances it has happened. If you are serious about pursuing a law enforcement career we highly suggest that talk to an attorney about having your record sealed or expunged. In this article we will take an in depth look at […]
An Inspirational Message An article submitted by on of our readers. Our past does not define who we are. That was so important for me to remember when I was released from prison on June 5, 2014. With that positive attitude and the desire to move forward from my mistakes I have been able […]
Thoughts From Quincy An article submitted from one of our readers. My name is Quincy. I just wanted to write something real and honest, because that is in short supply in today’s society. I get so sick of watching news programs and media outlets that gloss over today’s problems, that’s right, I said problems! […]
“Life Sentence” An article submitted by one of our readers. I think many felons will relate to what I have to say. I have a problem with employers refusing to hire because of felony convictions where the offender has paid their debt, and not re-offended. It digs deeper under my skin when the felony has […]
Many felons have a hard time find good jobs and may be wondering “does the post office hire felons?” The short answer is yes but with caveats. Some felons may be able to work for the post office while others may not due to a variety of reasons that are detailed in this article.
Starting a small business is hard enough without having to worry about money. Help For Felons ONLY recommends getting small business loans for felons after you have come up with a well thought out and practical small business plan. Most small businesses will fail within two years, do your part by researching your business well […]
Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson is putting a stop to real estate advertising that discriminates against felons and others with criminal backgrounds. Felons, even with a non-violent convictions that are over 20 years old often have a very hard time finding an apartment to rent. It is not uncommon to see ads posted that prohibit felons […]
The program tittled “Second Chance Pell” is targeted to help over 12,000 felons and inmates in over 100 prisons in the united states. Getting student loans and grants as a felon can be difficult but for the incarcerated it has literally been impossible. The reason for this is that under a 1994 US law titled, The Violent […]
If you have been arrested or convicted of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) you will have many questions and fears such as: Will I have a criminal background and how will that affect my life? Is a DUI felony or misdemeanor? Will I be sentenced to jail or prison time? […]
Looking for a job but have a felony conviction? It can be really hard for some felons to find a job, any job just to get some traction and start moving forward through life. Our organization Help For Felons is here to answer your questions like “does Applebee’s hire felons.”
Restaurants are one of the better employment choices for felons particularly if you need a job quickly. Many felons have a hard time finding a job that will hire them due to background checks and unfair hiring policies. In this article we will answer the question “does IHOP hire felons.”
So you are wanting to work for Best Buy but are worried that your felony record may keep you from getting hired. It can be difficult finding a job with a felony on your record but it is not impossible. Let’s explore what we the question, “does best buy hire felons.”