Getting back into society may take longer with a conviction on record.
This is a common circumstance for people who have previously been convicted.
Getting a job in a new field is complicated by lack of access to educational opportunities.
Some states' laws contain an automatic disqualification prohibiting a person with a felony conviction from obtaining an occupational license, regardless of the offense.
Colleges run background checks on applicants. Whether you will be accepted depends on the kind of check they do and the type and time of crime.