What is VINE?
Where is VINE available?

Do I subscribe to or pay for this service?

How do I search for an offender and register to receive notification using VINELink?

Why can't I access VINELink
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What web browsers does VINELink support?

Why can' I find a particular offender?

What does ‘non-participating county’ county' mean?

How do I locate information about a Federal inmate?

How frequently do you receive offender information?

Is Charge and Warrant information available on VINELink?

Can you remove or change offender information on your website?

Why did I not receive notification on my AOL address?

What is the ' ID' number and ' Email' address?

Are offender photos on VINELink?

How do I stop receiving unwanted notification calls?

Can I find historical data on an offender?

Does VINELink support Spanish web content?

What is VINE?
VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) is a service through which victims of
crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding their offender's
custody status and register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when their offender's
custody status changes.
Telephone Registration
You can use the telephone to search for and register to receive notification about the custody
status of an offender -- each state/county has their own toll-free VINE phone number.
Web Registration
You can search for and register to receive notification about the custody status of an offender
via VINELink at www.vinelink.com.
For more information about VINE, including state/county toll-free numbers, please go to
www.appriss.com/VINE.html.
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Where is VINE available?
VINE is currently available in 46 states. If the inmate for whom you' searching is in custody
at a corrections facility that participates in VINE, you should be able to locate custody
information on VINELink (www.vinelink.com).

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Do I subscribe to or pay for this service?
VINELink is not a paid service. It is completely FREE to the public.
We are aware of other services that ask you to " to" or " for" their information.
We assure you, we are in no way affiliated with those services.

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How do I search for an offender and register to receive notification using VINELink?
Please note that you may register to receive notification for custody status changes only for
offenders currently in custody.

To use VINELink to search for an offender in custody, please follow these steps:
1. Go to www.vinelink.com
2. Click on the state in which the offender is housed.
3. Choose the Search & Register tab across the top of the navigation page.
4. Select the Facility or Facilities that you would like to search, type in the Offender
Identification number or the full Last Name and at least the first initial of the First Name,
then click Search.
5. Verify the information for the offender that matches the person for whom you search.

To use VINELink to register to receive notification about changes in an offender' custody
status, please follow these steps:
1. Complete steps 1 through 5 above.
2. Click on the magnifying glass icon under the Register/Details column next to the
appropriate offender.
3. On the Offender Details screen, choose your Method of Registration, then click Continue.
4. Complete the required information for registration.
5. Click Register.
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Why can't I access VINELink?
If you' having trouble accessing VINELink, you may need to clear your browser cookies
and temporary Internet files. To do this:
1. Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools, Internet Options. The General tab appears.
2. In the Browsing History section, click the Delete button. The Delete Browsing History
screen appears.
3. In the Temporary Internet Files section, click the Delete Files button. Click Yes to
confirm the deletion.
4. In the Cookies section, click the Delete Cookies button. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
5. Click Close, then click OK to exit the Internet Options screen.
6. Restart your browser and try to access VINELink.

If this does not resolve your issue then you may need to add VINELink to your Internet
Explorer browser' Trusted Site list using the following steps:
1. Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools, Internet Options.
2. Click the Security tab, click on Trusted sites, then click the Sites button.
3. In the Add this website to the zone: box, type http://www.vinelink.com, click Close,
and OK.
4. Restart your browser and try to access VINELink.
If this does not resolve your issue, please contact our service center directly for further
assistance.
Note: The service center phone number is listed at the home page of each state' site.
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What web browsers does VINELink support?
VINELink supports the following web browsers: Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 & 7.0 and
Firefox 3.6
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Why can' I find a particular offender?
VINELink provides information regarding offenders who are currently in custody or who may
have been recently released from custody.
If you do not find the person for whom you search, please call the facility where you believe
the offender to be housed and inquire about the status of his/her custody.
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What does ‘non-participating county’ county' mean?
VINE is available in 46 states through various different types of agreements. Even in
'' programs, not each and every county participates in the VINE program. Some
counties do not have jail facilities and therefore do not report any information. In other states,
individual counties support their own contract for VINE. If you do not see your county listed,
then it is currently a non-participating county. Please contact your local jail for offender
information.
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How do I locate information about a Federal inmate?
VINE does not receive information regarding federal inmates. However, the Bureau of
Prison' website, www.bop.gov, has an " Locator" that provides information on any
Federal Inmate.

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How frequently do you receive offender information?
Our standard transaction time is every 15 minutes for jails and twice each day for prisons. This
may vary depending upon the jail activity and the resources the facility has on site to update
the data. Most always, the data is current within 15 minutes.
However, if you have reason to believe the data is out of date, you should call the jail directly
for an update and invoke your personal safety plan. Do not depend solely on VINE or any
other program for your safety.
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Is Charge and Warrant information available on VINELink?
VINE does not receive charge information from all facilities and therefore it is not always
available to be displayed on VINELink. We recommend that you call the facility in which you
believe the offender is housed and inquire about the charges for the offender.
VINE does not track outstanding warrants. However, Appriss, provider of the VINE service,
is working directly with several states to provide VINE Protective Order, a product that allows
PO petitioners to receive notification when the warrant is served.
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Can you remove or change offender information on your website?
VINE – Victim Information and Notification Everyday, is funded and provided by local
and state agencies for the purpose of notifying victims upon a change in their offender'
custody status. We provide this service as a third party and do not have the ability to remove or
alter offender data in the database.
However, we work closely with the agencies to ensure data integrity and accuracy. If you have
found incorrect data on the VINELink site, please call your local Department of Correction or
jail facility to report the inaccuracy to them directly so that they might make the change in
their database as appropriate.
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Why did I not receive notification on my AOL address?
First, please verify that your email address is correctly registered with VINE for the inmate in
which you are seeking notification.
It' possible that VINE email notifications could be perceived as "" by AOL. Please
verify that your Mail Controls are not blocking VINE' email address or domain. The email
notifications will come from vine@globalnotifications.com. You may also want to add this
address to your address book to ensure that VINE mail is allowed to be delivered. Also, please
check your spam folder to ensure your spam filters have not caught any mail incorrectly.
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What is the ' ID' number and ' Email' address?
When you receive a notification from VINE, you will see the following telephone number on
your caller ID: 502-213-2798. If you register for email notification, you will receive a
message from the following email address: vine@globalnotifications.com

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Are offender photos on VINELink?
VINELink now has the ability to display offender photos. This is a configurable option. Currently, 45 County Correctional Facilities in the State of New York provides the victim with the option of viewing the offender's photos. This is a work in progress with a target of all 60 County Correctional Facilities having this option in the near future.

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How do I stop receiving unwanted notification calls?
Please call the toll-free number associated with the state where the offender is being housed
and select the option to speak with an operator. Please provide the state in which the offender
is housed, as well as the phone number that is being called. With this information we' be
able to research the problem and assist with getting the notification calls stopped.
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Can I find historical data on an offender?
VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday, tracks an offender' in-custody status
and date of release only. Historical data is not available. Offenders are deleted from our
database usually within two weeks of release.
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Does VINELink support Spanish web content?
Yes. VINELink supports Spanish web content on the National Resources Tab. VINELink also supports Spanish web content at the state level. This feature is available in the State of New York.