LAS VEGAS — Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner announced Thursday that Mesquite has joined the state’s free and anonymous automated victim information and notification system.
“Protecting our citizens does not end with prosecuting offenders,” said Masto. “We must continue to protect victims of crime and their families by keeping them informed of the custody status of their offenders. This is a free resource to help them achieve that.”
Crime victims and other concerned citizens from Mesquite will have around-the-clock access to custody information about offenders held in jails and prisons throughout the state. The system allows victims to be immediately informed in the event an offender is transferred, released or escapes imprisonment.
Users can track the custody status of an offender or register to be notified by phone (1-888-2NV-VINE or 888-268-8463) or email (www.vinelink.com) in the event of a transfer, release, escape or death. Operators are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to hep victims who need to get offender information or registering for notification.
Nevada VINE service is also available in the following counties: Carson, Churchill, Esmeralda, Eureka, Douglas, Lyon, Lander, Humboldt, Elko, Storey, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine and Washoe.
In the past year, some 350,000 phone calls (in and outbound) have been made and some 300,000 searches have been conducted online.
More information about VINE can be found at http://bit.ly/NVVINE.