"Cover Story" piece on civil rights versus public safety in Maine. Since 1995,
"Cover Story" piece on civil rights versus public safety in Maine. Since 1995, the state has received $4.2 million in federal grants to automate its records under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). Thought Maine is one of the last states to have an automated criminal history system, it is one of the first to electronically capture fingerprints. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Harmon of the Maine State Police, who is the state's liaison for NCHIP, said it took eight people three years to enter all of the state's police records into a computerized database. Sally Sutton, executive director of the Maine Civil Liberties Union, fears we're turning our society into a police state. With special focus on a law requiring all school employees and teachers in Maine to be fingerprinted for criminal background checks.
Civil rights, Employee screening, School employees
Curl, Aimee L., ""Cover Story" piece on civil rights versus public safety in Maine. Since 1995," (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5016.