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:

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:

  1. A telephone number
  2. 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:

Victim Assistance
(541) 967-3805

  • 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.

Victim Assistance Services

Women’s Crisis Service Hotline:  (503) 399-7722

Crime Victim’s Compensation
Oregon Department of Justice
(503) 378-5348
1162 Court St. SE, Salem, OR 97310

Linn County Mental Health Services
(541) 967-3866
445 SW 3rd Ave, Albany, OR 97321

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.