Michigan Pulls Ex-Convicts from Criminal Records Database

According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, state prison officials in Michigan have removed information on ex-convicts from their criminal records database called OTIS (Offender Tracking Information System). Officials believe that employers and others have been improperly using the system to run criminal background checks. The database is searched about 120,000 times per day.
Information has been removed on those who are no longer in the department’s custody, on parole or on probation. However, the system does still contain information and photographs of current prisoners, parolees and probationers.
Thanks to DCLRC Librarian, Paula Seeger, for the tip.