The Hummel Report

Investigative Reports That Get Results

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Putting a Finger on the Problem

In the post-September 11th-era, Rhode Island began requiring job applicants in many fields to be fingerprinted as a condition of employment. But tightening budgets and staff cutbacks have led to huge fingerprinting backlogs in some of the larger communities - delaying some people's opportunity to work again. This week Jim Hummel finds that many officials were unaware of the problem until the Hummel Report brought it to their attention - and now they're beginning to do something about it.