You can look at your own Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) report.
Other people who can look at your CORI include:
- Police officers, prosecuting attorneys, probation officers, and various agents of the court and criminal justice systems;
- Landlords and public housing counselors if you apply for housing;
- Many employers if you apply for a job, including:
- Parents who are hiring child care providers,
- Disabled or elderly people who are hiring caretakers,
- Hiring staff of nursing home and assisted living facilities,
- Hiring staff of hospitals, health care centers, and doctor’s offices,
- Hiring staff of schools, colleges, and training and education programs, and
- Hiring managers of summer camps, child care, and after school programs;
- Agents with the Department of Children & Families and the Department of Youth Services if you apply to adopt a child or become a foster parent; and
- Victims or witnesses of the crime for which you have been convicted.
Additionally, anyone in the general public can pay a fee to see certain convictions on your CORI report. This inquiry is called an “Open CORI.” A conviction means that you were found guilty of a crime. An “Open CORI” shows:
- If you were convicted of a misdemeanor within the past year;
- If you were in jail or served time in jail within the past year for the conviction of a misdemeanor;
- If you were convicted of a felony within the past two years;
- If you were in jail or served time within the past two years for the conviction of a felony;
- If you were convicted of a felony that was serious enough to carry punishment of up to five years in state prison—the public can see this information for 10 years after the date of conviction or release from jail or prison, whichever is later; and
A conviction of murder, manslaughter, or certain sex crimes, can be seen forever unless the case was sealed after a long waiting period.