SC crime victims get notification service

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Crime victims in South Carolina have a new way to get information about imprisoned offenders.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections said Wednesday that a victim notification service is now online in 23 of the state's local jails.

Crime victims can sign up to get more information about the status of their offenders after they are arrested. Victims can confirm an offender is in jail, get a call automatically when an offender is released or get a phone call or e-mail when an offender's status changes.

The service is available 24-hours a day in English and Spanish. Officials hope the program will be online in all counties by the end of the year.

The state's prison system already uses a notification service.

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