Victim Information and Notification Everyday
VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides
victims of crime two important features: information and notification.
Information: For inmate custody information, call toll-free
1-877-NE-4-VINE (1-877-634-8463) and follow the prompts. VINE
will quickly provide the caller with inmate status information.
Notification: 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.
Frequently Asked Questions about VINE:
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 computerized 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.
Tambien disponible en espanol. Cuando llame, selecione la opcion
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.