~ Michigan criminal offenders online ~

The Michigan Department of Corrections had a good idea when it placed a criminal convictions database on the Internet. Now they want to block access by the public because it has been used to conduct background checks. Now, what exactly is wrong with that?

Corrections trying to change access to offender database
March 26, 2005, 11:11 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Department of Corrections officials have postponed a plan to remove the names of 215,000 ex-offenders from their online database after some in law enforcement said the system was a useful crime-fighting tool.

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