statements should be based on fact and not suposition.
That said, if he has "turned his act around", he could answer a couple of questions.
Did he graduate high school or get his GED while incarcerated?
Does he have a job? How does he support himself?
What does he do with his time beside hanging out in bed?
Answer those three questions for starters and perhaps you wil not be judged solely on your past.
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