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News :: Human Rights : Organizing : Social Welfare
Rally and Education Day to Demand CORI Reform
21 Apr 2006
Modified: 01:38:49 AM
Organizations, groups and citizens from across Massachusetts gathered on the Boston Commons Thursday April 20th to demand CORI reform.
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Organizations, groups and citizens from across Massachusetts gathered on the Boston Commons Thursday April 20th to demand CORI reform.

CORI refers to the laws and practices relating to criminal records in the Commonwealth, it literally stands for “Criminal Offender Record Information”. While originally intended to protect the privacy of people with criminal records, the CORI laws were expanded during the recent 'tough on crime' years. Current access to CORI records is virtually wide-open.

2.8 million people in Massachusetts have CORI and 1.5 million CORI reports are produced a year for government agencies and private employers.

Speakers at the rally described how CORI discrimination is used across the state to denying jobs, housing, credit or student aid.

Many demonstrators called for the passages of Public Safety Act of 2006 which would; remove non-convictions from the CORI, allow juvenile records to be sealed, train employers to understand CORI reports, reduce waiting times to seal old records and mandate no blanket CORI discrimination in hiring.

For more information on the CORI and the CORI reform movement see these sites:

http://unionofminorityneighborhoods.org/marc/index.html
http://www.unionvoice.org/massjwj/alert-description.tcl?alert_id=1468793
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