Idaho's VINE is a free automated victim notification service offered by the State of Idaho and sponsored by the Idaho Sheriff's Association. It provides information about the custody status of offenders in Idaho prisons and jails. To access this information, visit the VINELink website.
If the offender is in custody, you can register to receive notifications. If registering a phone number, you will be asked to create a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) that will be used to confirm that the call was received. Make sure your PIN is easy to remember.
Register through the VINE website or by calling 866-984-6343 to receive automated messages by telephone or email when a particular offender is released, transferred, or escapes.
You can register multiple phone numbers and email addresses for notifications. Do not register a phone number that rings to a switchboard.
You will be notified about the following events:
When VINE calls, listen to the message, then enter your PIN followed by the pound key when asked. Entering the PIN lets VINE know that you receive the call and will stop the service from calling you again. If you forget your PIN, call the toll-free number and press zero. You will be transferred to an operator who can help you reset your PIN or cancel notification.
Since VINE calls automatically when an offender's custody status changes, you may get a call from VINE in the middle of the night.
If you do not answer a notification call, VINE will leave a message. If there is no answer, VINE will continue calling back until you enter your PIN or until up to 48 hours have passed.
VINE is confidential. The offender will not know you are registered with VINE.
If you feel you are in danger, call 911 immediately.
Do not rely solely on VINE for your safety. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.
Operators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you.