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Know Your CORI Rights: Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) Sealing and CORI Reform, Greater Boston Legal Services, 2017.
2017 update of booklet in Question and Answer form. Covers everything from sealing of records to CORI hiring ordinances, rights when interviewing for jobs, federal court sealing, and much more, with a set of forms attached.
MGL c.6, s. 167-178B Criminal Offender Record Information Act (CORI)
803 CMR Dept. of Criminal Justice Information Services.
101 CMR 15 Health and Human Services Criminal Record Checks.
110 CMR 18 Department of Children and Families, Criminal Offender Records Check.
Executive Order 495 Regarding the Use and Dissemination of Criminal Offender Record Information by the Executive Department.
How Do I Get a Copy of My CORI? , Mass. Legal Help.
Outlines the process and provides links to forms for requesting a copy of your own CORI.
Request a criminal record self-audit, Dept. of Criminal Justice Information Services.
You can request a self-audit for your criminal offender information (CORI) form. This self-audit shows you all background check inquiries that another person or organization has made for your CORI form, except inquiries made for criminal justice purposes.
Commonwealth v. Morse , 50 Mass.App.Ct. 582, 740 NE2d 998 (2000)
Appeals Court is entitled to access probation-related documents according to the Criminal Offender Records Information System, regardless of whether or not the records were included within the record of an appeal.
Globe Newspaper Co. v. District Attorney for Middle Dist. , 439 Mass. 374, 788 NE2d 513 (2003)
Newspaper had sought disclosure of docket numbers of criminal cases involving municipal corruption, prosecuted in public judicial proceedings. Among its findings, court held that CORI statute did not prevent disclosure of criminal record information, but newspaper only had a disclosure right to the extent the requested information correlated with information available from court records or other public records.
MGL c. 94C, s.34 Unlawful possession of particular controlled substances (provides for sealing of certain records)
MGL c. 94C, s.44 Violations of section 34; acquittal, dismissal or indictment nol prossed; sealing of records
MGL c. 233, s.21 Proof of conviction of crime to affect credibility
MGL c. 276, s.100A Requests to seal files.
MGL c. 276, s.100B Requests to seal delinquency files or records...
MGL c. 276, s.100C Sealing of records or files in certain criminal cases.
MGL c.276, s.100D Access by Criminal Justice Agencies
BMC Standing Order 1-09 (Revised): For the Sealing of Three or More Dismissals and Non-Conviction Criminal Records