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
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. At the present
time, only offenders sentenced to prison have their images displayed on OTIS,
and these images are not updated after the offender leaves a Michigan prison.
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:
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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