How does VINE work?
VINE is a fully automated computer service that electronically links inmate custody information at the local jail or state prison to the VINE Call Center. When new inmate custody information is sent to the VINE Call Center, VINE compares the inmate information to a list of users who have registered with the service.

When it finds a match it immediately places calls to the appropriate registered individuals. VINE may also monitor court information by connecting to on-site case management systems at the prosecutor or district attorney's office.

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1. What is VINE?
2. When was VINE developed?
3. How does VINE work?
4. Does the VINE Program monitor all inmates?
5. Who can use the VINE Service?
6. How will the citizens of our community learn about the VINE service?
7. What should I tell victims about VINE?
8. What if the inmate is released outside of regular business hours, for example midnight on a Sunday?
9. What if the inmate is transferred out of the custody of a participating institution but is still incarcerated?
10. What if I need help?