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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1A: Fingerprinting and photographing

Section 1A. Whoever is arrested by virtue of process, or is taken into custody by an officer, and charged with the commission of a felony shall be fingerprinted, according to the system of the bureau of investigation and intelligence in the department of state police, and may be photographed. Two copies of such fingerprints and photographs shall be forwarded within a reasonable time to the colonel of state police by the person in charge of the police department taking such fingerprints and photographs.