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Victim Notification

Pursuant to Section 99-43-35(d), Mississippi Code Annotated, 1972, as amended, you have the right to be notified when the offender is released on bond. To exercise this right, you must call the Jail Administrator at the Sheriff’s Office with your request for notification and provide your contact numbers. When you call the jail,first tell them that you are a victim of a crime and ask if the Defendant is currently incarcerated. If so, tell them that you are exercising your right to be notified concerning the Defendant’s release on bond (or escape).

Please be aware that if the Defendant was arrested by one of the municipalities or by the county prior to Indictment, the Defendant may already be out on bond and will not be required to post a new bond. If this is the case, you will have to call back occassionally to determine if the Defendant has been taken into custody.

SAVIN

WHAT IS MISSISSIPPI SAVIN?

Mississippi Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification. Mississippi SAVIN is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides victims of crime two important services: information and notification.

WHAT WILL MISSISSISPPI SAVIN DO FOR ME?

Mississippi SAVIN will tell you if an offender is in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections or a county jail and will give you important custody information. SAVIN will also let you leave a phone number where you want to be called automatically when that offender is released, transferred, or escapes.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

  1. Call 1.888.967.7284. from a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions. Live operator support is available. Simply press zero (0) to speak to an operator. TTY users can call 1.866.847.1298. for assistance.
  2. If the offender is in custody, you can leave your phone number to be called when the offender’s custody status changes. Enter the phone number where you want to be reached, including area code, followed by the (#) key.
  3. When SAVIN asks, make up and enter a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will be easy for you to remember. Write it on the back of this brochure. SAVIN will ask for the PIN when it calls you.
  4. When SAVIN calls, listen to the message, then enter your PIN when asked. Entering the PIN lets SAVIN know that you received the call, and will stop the service from calling you again.

SAVIN FACTS

  • Registering with SAVIN is anonymous.
  • The Mississippi SAVIN service monitors offenders in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and county jails.
  • Since SAVIN calls automatically when an offender’s custody status changes, you may get a call from SAVIN any time during the day or night.
  • If you are not home, SAVIN will leave a message on an answering machine. If there is no answer, SAVIN will keep calling back until you enter your PIN code or until 48 hours have passed.
  • Do not leave a phone number with SAVIN that rings to a switchboard.
  • Do not depend only on the SAVIN service or any other single program for your protection. Make SAVIN part of your safety plan.
  • You can register more than one phone number with SAVIN.
  • You can also register for notification by visiting: www.vinelink.com.