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MASON CITY, IA – It seems now-a-days there is an app for just about anything, and one of the more recent ones is aimed to keep victims of abuse crimes, safe.
VINEMoblie allows people to track inmates on their smartphones and see when they get moved around or released.
The app is a free service through the Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division.
Users of the app can receive text and e-mail alerts about the status of certain inmates.
“A lot of times in victims of domestic violence, their attacker is well-known to them and they know all the victims movements and their habits so this can keep them safer,” explains Sheriff Kevin Pals.
The VINE system has been available for victims in the past via a phone call, but this new app allows live updates right at the palm of your hand.