What is OTIS? What are the terms and conditions of its use?
OTIS is intended to offer information to the public that can then be verified through the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), Michigan Courts, the Michigan State Police or other law enforcement agencies. A search of OTIS will provide information about offenders previously or currently under the jurisdiction or supervision of the MDOC. A search result will provide information about any offender who is, or was, in a Michigan prison, on parole or probation under the supervision of the MDOC, has transferred in or out of Michigan under the Michigan Interstate Compact, or who has escaped or absconded from their sentence. Only offenders who have been under the jurisdiction or supervision of the MDOC within the last three years will appear. If more than three years has elapsed, the information will not be available on OTIS.
OTIS does not exclusively display information on convicted felons. It provides information on felons and misdemeanants who are, or were, under the supervision of the MDOC.
Clicking on the Michigan Compiled Law number (MCL #) will take you to the Michigan Legislature Web site where the actual statute the offender was convicted of violating is presented. One statute may contain varying degrees of criminal behavior with multiple penalties that may fit the definition of both a felony and misdemeanor.
If the sentence information displays "Attempt" after the offense, refer to Michigan Compiled Law 750.92 Attempt to Commit Crime for additional conviction and penalty information. This information may be found at the Michigan Legislature website at http://www.legislature.mi.gov.
The Michigan Legislature requires the MDOC to keep offender information on OTIS for three years after discharge. Information is removed from OTIS only if the conviction is set aside, expunged by the sentencing court or by operation of law, or three years has elapsed since the offender has discharged.
While the information provided on this Web site is public record, some offenders have been sentenced under Michigan statutes that preclude disclosure of their conviction information to the public. That information does not appear in this database.
The Department of Corrections and the State of Michigan offer this information without any express or implied warranty as to its accuracy. The information on the database may not accurately reflect the most current location, status, projected release date or other information regarding an offender. Although every effort is made to maintain accurate records on this database, no action should be taken as a result of information found herein without confirmation with the MDOC, the Michigan State Police through the use of their Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) or a review of the court file. The Michigan State Police ICHAT can be found at: http://michigan.gov/ichat.
If you believe the information presented on this site is inaccurate, out-of-date or incomplete, contact the Office of Public Information and Communications via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 517-373-6391. If you have any technical problems accessing or reading the information, please address any concerns to the Webmaster via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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