In general, a prison record doesn't affect someone's ability to leave the country, but convicted felons who intend to travel abroad should understand that the nature of their crime and the terms of their release may affe... More » Government & Politics Crime

The ability to travel abroad depends on the nature of the offense and the country to which the person is travelling, according to USA Today. Countries individually create standards for entry. A person currently on probat... More » Government & Politics Foreign Laws

Depending of the nature of the offense, as well as widely diverging local and state regulations that stipulate what kinds of jobs and where convicted felons are allowed to work, finding jobs is often much more difficult ... More » Government & Politics Crime
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