I was just thinking about this... how can one be a "ex"-con? If you've been tried and convicted, that's it, isn't it? You're a convict because you've been convicted and that doesn't change when your time is served or debt is paid, you've still been convicted of the crime. The only exception I could thhink of would be if you were pardoned, but even with that I'm not sure... Just wondering what anyone else thinks.

Hi, excon!. I'm looking forward to your answer!