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Hawai`i Inmate Status Available on Police Website

October 17, 2013, 6:20 PM HST
* Updated October 18, 9:46 AM
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The Hawai`i Police Department has added a link to its website that allows the public to monitor the status of Hawai`i inmates in jail or in prison.

The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification system, also known as SAVIN, offers free, anonymous and confidential access to timely information on prisoners under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Public Safety.

The system, which is powered by the nationwide Victim Information and Notification (VINE) system, also provides notification on the custody and parole status of inmates.

This service does not apply to inmates in federal prison, or suspects being held at a police cellblock before going through the court system.

Interested persons can look up an incarcerated offender’s status online or sign up to receive phone, email or text messages when that offender’s status changes.

“This service is particularly valuable to crime victims who want advance notice when their offender will be released from prison or up for a parole hearing,” the department said in a statement issued today.

The link can be found on the Hawai`i Police Department’s website on the Related Links page. It can also be accessed by going to www.vinelink.com and then clicking on the Hawaiʻi portion of the map.

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