What is VINE?

VINE or VINElink is a way for crime victims, or other interested parties, to get information on offenders that are currently in custody. The system can tell you where an offender is currently being held, and notify you by phone, or e-mail when an offender is released or transferred.

How VINE Works

  • VINE communicates with jail and prison booking systems in near real-time, transmitting updated information to the Appriss Data Network.
  • Crime victims and the general public can access the information by calling a local toll-free number, or logging onto, any time of the day or night.
  • Victims can inquire whether an offender is held in jail as well as the facility’s location. 
  • Users can register to be notified immediately of a change in the offender’s status, such as release, transfer, or escape.
  • When a notification is triggered, VINE automatically calls the number or numbers the victim has provided. 
  • Calls continue for a designated period of time, or until the victim enters a four-digit PIN.


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