Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Prison.us.org has decided to include exoneration records in their database in a move that is designed to give people the most accurate information, the company announced yesterday.
“The truth is that whether or not someone has served time in prison is not evidence that they've committed a crime,” said company spokesman Josh Fraser. “There are and will continue to be people who are exonerated after they've served time. That information should be available to anyone who is doing a background check on them.”
Prison.us.org's primary business is providing people with public records that indicate if someone they are looking up has served time in jail or prison or is currently behind bars.
“That's the type of records we wanted to offer people initially, in order for them to know if someone in their lives has a criminal record,” Fraser said.
“But after hearing from people who have been cleared of crimes they served time for, we realized that we were not giving people the full picture. Having a section in our report that points out that they were eventually exonerated is simply the most fair thing for us to do.”
The records will still list that the person was in jail, for how long, and when they were released, Fraser said.
“We can't simply delete the fact that they did spend time in prison,” Fraser said. “But, we can let people know that they probably shouldn't have been there in the first place.”
Maintaining a good prison record or background record is important for multiple reasons.Prison.us.org advises those looking for employment, or just individuals wondering about their past, to check out prison report services because it can effect their future.