Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE)

The Sheriff's Office's record's management system is integrated with the Victim Information & Notification (VINE) - the nation's largest victim notification network.  VINE offers victims piece of mind by allowing them to anonymously check on an offender’s custody status and register to receive automated notifications about changes in status via phone, email, or text.

VINE receives updated information every 15 minutes from county jails and on a daily schedule from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.  This service is available in English, Spanish, Somali, and Hmong and it is supported by 24-hour live operator assistance, 365 days a year.

For custody status change notifications, crime victims and the general public may register directly with VINE by calling the toll-free 877-MN4-VINE or 877-664-8463, or by visiting https://www.vinelink.com.  

Notifications


Unless otherwise noted, notification calls begin as soon as the VINE Communications Center receives updated records from the on-site booking computers.  Notification calls to registered persons will be made when one or more of the following occur:

 Event / Notification

 Calling Pattern

 General Release (Jail)  Normal
 Release on court order  Normal
 Release on bond  Normal
 Escape  Normal
 Return to custody from escape  Normal
 Registration (phone only, no email)  Normal
 Record Purged  Normal
 General Release (DOC)  Non Emergency
 Unsupervised custody  Non Emergency
 Death  Non Emergency Delayed
 Transfer  Non Emergency Delayed
 Advance notification of scheduled release (DOC)  Advanced Notification

 

Normal:

 

Calls will be made every 30 minutes for 48 hours or until the correct PIN is entered to confirm and stop the notification calls.  If a call is answered by not confirmed, subsequent calls will be made every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification messages will be left on an answering machine, but calls will continue every 2 hours for 48 hours. 

Non-Emergency:  

Calls will be made every 30 minutes between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm for 48 hours or until the correct PIN is entered.  If the call is answered but not confirmed, subsequent calls will be made every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification messages will be left on an answering machine, but calls will continue every 2 hours for 48 hours.

Non-Emergency Delayed for Death:  

Calls will be made every 30 minutes between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm for 48 hours or until the correct PIN is entered.  If the call is answered but not confirmed, subsequent calls will be made every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification messages will be left on an answering machine, but calls will continue every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification will be delayed by 24 hours from the time the record is received to allow for family notification.

Non-Emergency Delayed for Transfers (County Jails):  

Calls will be made every 30 minutes between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm for 48 hours or until the correct PIN is entered.  If the call is answered but not confirmed, subsequent calls will be made every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification messages will be left on an answering machine, but calls will continue every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification will take place 4 hours from the time the discharge record is received.

Non-Emergency Delayed for Transfers (DOC):  

Calls will be made every 30 minutes between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm for 48 hours or until the correct PIN is entered.  If the call is answered but not confirmed, subsequent calls will be made every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification messages will be left on an answering machine, but calls will continue every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification will be delayed 12 hours from the time the discharge record is received. 

Advanced Notification of Scheduled Release (DOC):  

Calls will be made every 30 minutes between the hours of 7 am and 9 pm for 48 hours or until the correct PIN is entered.  If the call is answered but not confirmed, subsequent calls will be made every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Notification messages will be left on an answering machine, but calls will continue every 2 hours for 48 hours.  Calls will begin 14 days prior to the expected date of the event.

Caller ID

NOTE:

For telephones with caller ID or anonymous call block, a notification call from VINE will show up as a telephone number with a "502" area code.  This number will not be answered when called, but is only used for purposes of getting the notification through when anonymous calls are blocked.

Do not depend solely on the VINE Service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.  Do not depend only on the VINE service, or any other single program, for your protection. If you have any questions about your protection, please call the Scott County Jail at 952-496-8300.