Magazine article Corrections Forum

Status of Jailed Convicts Can Be Found on VINE

Magazine article Corrections Forum

Status of Jailed Convicts Can Be Found on VINE

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah's Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) program is expected to be operational by the end of the month, and will enable crime victims and the public to check on an inmate's status using either a name or identification number, according to officials. Sharon Daurelle, administrator of victim services for the Department of Corrections (DOC), describes the system, which is designed to automatically attempt to reach registered victims every few hours if an inmate status changes, as one that tries to "make information available in a sensitive manner." The one-year-old VINE is a pilot project funded by the state Office of Crime Victim Reparations and endorsed by the Utah Council on Victims of Crime. A two-day training seminar will be held at the DOC later this month, and informative posters and pamphlets will be available at domestic violence shelters, police stations, and courthouses. …

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