Reentry MythBuster: On Obtaining and Challenging FBI Criminal History Records

Myth: Individuals cannot obtain a copy of or challenge an Identity History Summary (IdHS), often referred to as a criminal history record or “rap sheet.”

Fact: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is authorized (via U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73) to issue copies of FBI Identification Records to subjects of the records upon request.

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