Victim Identification and Notification Everyday (VINE) provides notification of critical information about incarcerated offenders. VINE is an automated, state-wide victim notification system that provides information about inmates housed in local jails and adult correctional facilities, as well as some juvenile offenders. It is operated by the Kentucky Department of Corrections. Through computer generated telephone calls and emails, all registrants are contacted when an inmate’s custody status has changed. For example, a "custody status change" would include the release or escape of an inmate.
A registrant can also be notified of upcoming parole hearings. The system can be used by survivors, law enforcement officials, and members of the general public. Information can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 877-846-3492 or visiting the VINE website. To receive automatic notification, one must first register by calling the number above or visiting the website.
Once registration is completed, the system automatically sends notifications to the registrants when updated information is received. The system will continue to call all phone registrants for an established period of time or until the requesting party acknowledges receipt of the information by entering their 4-digit PIN. Email notifications are sent only once.