An anonymous reader writes: Is it possible to return to IT after 9 years in prison (crime unrelated to his work or computers)? He was a Database Programmer and Administrator when he was working but given the change in technology since then and attitudes towards felons, can he return to his field? Perhaps pick another area of IT? Or should he just give up all together? Are there other sectors where his skills are transferable? In his own words "With the internet, social networking and phones being being so much bigger now, I feel left behind. Am I able to catch up and return?"