18 August 2006

VINE Expanded

Virginia is going to extend VINE to jails. I understand the politics behind this but I've got to wonder how difficult this will be. Serious defendants whom victims would want to keep track of often have charges in multiple counties and are moved between them in a manner which seems almost random at times. Notifying the victim with each move might mean they'd be getting a message every couple days.

On the other hand, if attorneys could use this it would be a wonderful way to know when the jails transfer your client half way across the Commonwealth two days before trial.

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