Tenn. inmate status service now available across state
JACKSON, Tenn. — A service that lets crime victims track their offenders now is available in all 95 counties in the state of Tennessee. When requested, Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification, or SAVIN, gives immediate, anonymous custody status of inmates, in jail or released, within any Tennessee county. Local experts like those with Jackson’s Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program say it’s especially needed in rural, secluded parts of the state. “They’re rural. They’re isolated,” said Daryl Chansuthus, executive director of WRAP. “If they’re not alerted timely when their abuser is going to be released, it may be very difficult if not impossible for them to get the help they need when they need it.” Anyone interested in using the safety service can register anonymously by phone at 888-868-4631, or online at vinelink.com.