Getting a CORI Report of Another Person

email response that I got from the CORI people a couple of months ago also suggests that it works. Please, those who do try,  let us know if it works or not.

From the time we receive a Public Access Request via mail, the CHSB staff usually puts results in the mail to be returned to the requestor within 3-4 business days.  This can fluctuate depending upon current processing volume.  Please remember to allow sufficient time for mail processing and to account for holidays and weekends also. 

Massachusetts CORI is a summary of adult criminal court arraignments (including adult court appearances for sex offenses), which is defined as criminal court arraignments from an individual's 17th birthday forward.  The criteria for information to be considered publicly accessible are as follows:

For the adult conviction record to be "publicly accessible" the person whose record is requested must have been convicted of a crime punishable by a sentence of five years or more, or have been convicted of any crime and sentenced to any term of imprisonment, and at the time of the request:

*       - is serving a sentence of probation or incarceration, or is under the custody of the Parole Board; or

*       having been convicted of a misdemeanor, has been released from all custody or supervision not more than one year; or

*       - having been convicted of a felony, has been released from all custody or supervision for not more than two years; or

*       - having been sentenced to the custody of the department of correction, has finally been discharged there from, either having been denied release on parole or having been returned to penal custody for violating parole for not more than three years.

It is not required to obtain an individual's signature to request a Publicly Accessible CORI request.