VINE is a free, computer-based telephone service that will allow you to check on an offender’s custody status either in a county or state facility, and to register to receive automatic notification when an inmate is released or transferred.
How do I use VINE?
Register online at: www.vinelink.com
Call the VINE Hotline at 1-877-674-VINE (8463)
You may locate an inmate using basic information such as the name and booking number of the offender.
- A series of computer prompts will assist you in locating an offender.
- VINE will give you inmate custody information and invite you to register for free automatic telephone notification if the inmate is released, transferred, or escapes.
- Click on the following link where you can conduct a statewide search of offenders and register to receive notifications of a change in custody status of the offender:
Search Offenders and Register to Receive Notifications
How do I register with VINE?
You will need to provide:
- A telephone number
- A Personal Identification Number (PIN)
If you do not have a telephone available to you, you can be notified by mail of changes in the status of the offender in your case. Please contact:
- After locating the inmate in your case, choose option number two for registration.
- Once you are registered , VINE will automatically call you when the inmate in your case has a change in custody status.
- VINE will call you every 30 minutes for 24 hours or until you enter your 4-digit PIN code.
What is a PIN code?
- Your 4-digit PIN code is used by the VINE service to confirm that you received the proper notification.
- You should choose a PIN number that is easy to remember and also write it down.
- When VINE calls, you will need to enter your PIN code at the end of the notification message.
- Entering your correct PIN is the only way to stop additional notification calls.
Important VINE Facts
- VINE will call you automatically when an inmate is released, transferred, or escapes. Do not be startled if you receive a call from VINE in the middle of the night.
- All telephone registrations with the VINE hotline are anonymous. No one can access your telephone number or PIN code.
- No one can change or cancel your registration
- You may register more than one phone number. Use the same PIN code for each registration.
- If you are not home when VINE calls with a notification, the service will leave a message and call back within two hours.
- If you do not have an answering machine or message service, VINE cannot leave a message.
- You may call VINE as often as you want from any location to check on an inmate’s custody status.
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NOTE: Do not depend on the VINE service as your only protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.