Having a felony on your record really does limit your job opportunities. I know a guy who was in prison for drug charges many years ago.
He was released early for good behavior, and has been a model citizen since he got out of prison. He is one person that really has been rehabilitated and changed.
His biggest struggle now is trying to find a good job. Many employers don't hire ex-felons, and he is always truthful on his job applications. It would be much worse if he lied and said he had never been convicted of a felony.
At one point he sent a written request to the governor asking for his felony charges to be expunged. I don't think his request was granted because he still struggles with finding jobs.
Does anyone know if you can make this request more than once? I wonder if he can make another request with a different governor?