VICTIM INFORMATION & NOTIFICATION EVERYDAY
Victims have the right to know
VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides victims of crime two important features: information and notification.
For inmate custody information, call toll-free:
and follow the prompts. VINE will quickly provide the caller with inmate status information. For county jail inmates: Information on custody status, facility, and what charges have been filed is available. For Department of Correctional Services (DCS) inmates: Custody status, facility and/or location information. Also parole status and eligibility date and sentence expiration date.
VINE is also available online at www.vinelink.com.
Callers have the option to register for automated telephone notification if there is a change in an inmate's status in the criminal justice system.
Nebraska's VINE Service -- Q & A
How do I participate in the VINE program?
To locate an inmate in jail or the prison system, or to register for notification, call the VINE hotline directly from a touch-tone phone. Once connected, follow the computer prompts given by the VINE service. During registration you will be asked to provide a telephone number and select a four-digit PIN code. The Nebraska VINE service is available in English and Spanish. También disponible en español. Cuando llame, selecione la opción en español.
What is a PIN?
The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a four-digit number chosen by you. Your PIN is used to confirm that you received notification calls from VINE. Choose a number that is easy for you to remember and write it down.
What if I'm not at home or my phone is busy when VINE calls?
The VINE service is designed to allow every opportunity for you to be notified. If there is no answer or the line is busy, VINE will continue to call for a minimum of 24 hours. VINE will leave a message on an answering machine, while continuing to call for 24 hours or until the PIN is entered.
Can I register more than one telephone number with VINE?
Yes, but each registration must be done separately and requires a PIN. You may use the same PIN for several registrations.
Does VINE ensure my safety?
No. The VINE program is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to inmate information and to assist you in preparing for the inmate's release. Do not depend solely on VINE or any other program for your safety.
Who sponsors VINE?
VINE is provided by the Nebraska Sheriffs' Association, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition, Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime, Nebraska County Attorneys' Association, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska Crime Commission, and the CJIS Advisory Committee.
Nebraska Victim Assistance Services
Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Hotline
Nebraska Coalition for Victim Assistance
Nebraska Crime Victims' Reparations Board
Nebraska Child Abuse Hotline
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Organization for Victim Assistance
National Victim Center
The VINE service is provided to assist you in getting information.
Do not depend solely on VINE or any other service for your protection.