April 11, 2007
Today, students from campuses across Boston will be rallying for Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) at Park Street station. According to the open letter from Students for CORI Reform, current Massachusetts laws make it difficult for people with criminal records to get jobs, housing, credit and student loans. Enacting a fair CORI law "means stronger, safer communities for everyone."
Participants can sign a letter to their representatives and the Joint Committee for the Judiciary, asking them to report favorably and quickly on a comprehensive CORI reform bill. Demands include sealing CORI records sooner and ending discriminatory hiring practices against those with juvenile records and people cleared of charges.