The Florida Department of Corrections offers a toll-free automated inmate information and notification service, Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE), that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide victims of crime continuous access concerning and inmate's custody status. Anyone may call the toll-free number 1-877-VINE-4-FL (1-877-846-3435) and receive an inmate's current location and tentative release date. Victims may also register to receive an automated notification when an inmate is released, transferred, escapes, is placed in a work release facility, transferred to another jurisdiction, returned to the Department's custody, or dies while in custody. The VINE Service is anonymous and confidential.
How do I participate in the VINE service?
To find an offender or register for notification, you must call the VINE service at 1-877-VINE-4-FL (1-877-846-3435) from any touch-tone telephone and follow the instructions given by the system.
What if I am not at home or my telephone is busy when VINE calls?
The VINE service will keep trying to reach you. If there is no answer or the line is busy, VINE will continue to call every half hour for 48 hours. VINE will leave a message on an answering machine, but will continue to call until a PIN is entered to stop the notification calls. VINE calls automatically when an offender's custody status changes.
What is a PIN?
The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a four-digit number that you create that you will use to stop notification calls from VINE. Entering your correct PIN and pressing the # button on your telephone is the only way to confirm and stop VINE notification calls.
Can I register more than one telephone number with VINE?
Yes. Your family, friends and other concerned persons may also check on offender information and register for notification. Each registration is separate and requires a PIN.
Which offenders are monitored by the VINE service?
Offenders in the Florida Department of Corrections (State Prison System), the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and Florida County Jails (including the Leon County Jail) will be included in the VINE service.
For more information on Vicitim Services and the VINE program, please visit the State of Florida Department of Corrections website at: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/victasst/