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"And remember–no more subjunctives where the correct mood is indicative."
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"While you were incarcerated."
"The years you were in jail, Edgar, … those were happy years."
"I see you've done time, so working in a cubicle shouldn't be a problem."
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'We need 2,000 new prison officers. The government is keen to provide employment to ex-offenders. Plus you know the ropes.'
"Why not become a prison officer when you're released, Dobson? We need 2,000 new prison officers; the government's keen to provide employment for ex-offenders plus you know the ropes."
"This job involves travel? Let me call my parole officer and OK it with him."
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'Maybe you could refer to your time behind bars as 'living in a gated community'.'
"This tune goes out to anyone I may have mugged, robbed or held up over the years..."
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"Impressive rap sheet. Any experience that didn't end in an arrest?"
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"While I don't have a formal background in finance, I did corner the cigarette market while I was doing time."
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The road from incarceration back to civilization can be rocky
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"I'm going to have to run you past legal."
"Yes, usually having the same address for a number of years indicates stability. Unforunately, that doesn't apply when you're incarcerated."
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"I should be well suited for an office cubicle after spending so much time in solitary confinements."
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'Early parole with an ankle bracelet means I can work well unsupervised.'
'Three letters of recommendation - do you have any from anyone other than your former wardens?'
'What is YOUR parole officer's body doing in MY refrigerator!?!'
"Yes, I'm good with figures. My prison job was stamping numbers into license plates."
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'Sure, long waits don't bother you. You've served time.'
'Being released on good behavior isn't usually considered an 'award or honor'.'
'Why did you leave your previous place?'
"I was assistant chef for 15-20 years in a state facility."
'The new guy you got in, his rap sheet is a mile long.'