Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)


I am a convicted fell on. I was released on parole last June, and ever since, I have had a tremendously hard time finding work. If the government does want the best for its people, shouldn't that include ex fellons? This is why people continue to commit crimes because they can not make it legally due to the almost unmeetable rules placed on convicted prisoners to seek work. I feel that if the government does care about its people, then why does the government not help prevent future crime by making more jobs specifically for convicted prisoners to find work so that they are NOT tempted to go back and commit crimes for money? Yes we did commit crimes, but there are released prisoners who want to make a legitimate living, which is extremely hard due to the reluctant companies who are afraid that ex prisoners will be as criminal as before. I therefore ask, on behalf of all prisoners struggling to make a honest living, please help us by making more jobs specifically for convicted prisoners to work, therefore preventing them from returning to crimes as a w at to make money and cause them to be returned to prison.

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