criminals http://wamc.org en MA Criminal Background Checks Limited to Decade http://wamc.org/post/ma-criminal-background-checks-limited-decade <p>Massachusetts is launching a new online system for employers to check criminal backgrounds of prospective workers, but their searches are only being allowed to go back 10 years.</p><p>Supporters of the new Criminal Offender Record Information system &mdash; known as CORI &mdash; say it will help former convicts who have paid their debt to society and stayed out of trouble for a decade get jobs and reintegrate into society.</p><p>Opponents say companies have a right to known the complete criminal history of hirees.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:25:27 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 38402 at http://wamc.org MA Criminal Background Checks Limited to Decade