Sometimes, at the end of the day when all the circled ads in the paper have been responded to and all the interviews done, ex-convicts still need a bit of assistance finding a job. You'll need a membership to reap the benefits, but it's free.
Both of the cellmates Carl had in his year in prison were heroin addicts, a common sight in British prisons, where the number of heroin users entering prison is less than the number who come out at the other end.
You might also want to consider starting your own business: Your conviction becomes less important and you will be your own boss.
There are a number of types of businesses that you could try but it depends on your interests, finances, and skills; you have to do a little research.
I filled out over a hundred applications when I got of prison and went on quite a few interviews.
As soon as my felony came up, which was a violent felony (2nd degree murder) and that I did 22 years in prison, the interview went south.