Nebraska’s VINE Service
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 en espanol.
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.