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Rhode Island updates notification system.

This year, Rhode Island commemorates the seventh anniversary of its automated victim information notification program (RI-VINE) with a public awareness campaign and two technological enhancements. The program, which was set up for victims of crime and their families, is available to anyone concerned about the status of an inmate, reported the Rhode Island Department of Corrections in a news release. Individuals call a toll-free number to learn the custody status of an offender and may register to be notified when an offender is released, transfers or escapes.

Users now have the option of receiving notifications via e-mail, in addition to over the telephone, and may register multiple phone numbers and e-mail addresses to which notifications can be sent. Also, users can now update their contact information online by visiting A public service announcement about these services has been posted on the RIDOC Web site and will air on radio stations across the state.

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Author:Gormsen, Lia
Publication:Corrections Today
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U1RI
Date:Oct 1, 2008
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