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Understanding the General Rights of Convicted Felons

General Rights Of Convicted Felons

Aside from legalities, the social stigma attached to someone who is a convicted felon will result in a difficult adjustment to life after prison. Trouble finding work is extremely prevalent amongst many convicted felons, especially within professions that involve working around potentially dangerous materials or substances, children, or even in large corporations, which often do not want the liability attached to hiring someone who is a convicted felon.

Most importantly, depending on the State in which a person is convicted, felons may have to wait several years after their allotted sentence is completed before having privileges reinstated, particularly if the conditions based around their conviction were of a larger magnitude. In some cases, a State may require a convicted felon to formally request their civil rights back, often through a lengthy and complex process.

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