NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- At least 45 Tennessee counties will receive federal funds this year to add an automated calling system that notifies crime victims when a prisoner is released.
While urban counties have had the systems for years, most smaller counties relied on a booking officer to make the call as the prisoner left the jail.
Dickson County Sheriff Tom Wall says the phone numbers jailers get from the courts are often outdated, or nobody answers the phone.
The new system uses more current information and calls continually until a person is reached.
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