More information can be found on the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department website at http://shq.lasdnews.net/pages/PageDetail.aspx?id=1723.
For Inmate Information call VINE Toll Free:
(1- 877- 846 - 3452)
What is VINE?
- VINE is an acronym for Victim Information and Notification Everyday.
- VINE is a free, anonymous, computer-based telephone program that provides victims of crime two important services: information and notification.
- VINE will quickly tell the caller if the inmate is still in custody and provide the inmate’s custody location.
- Victims may call VINE from any touchtone phone, any time, to check on an inmate's custody status.
For inmate custody information, call 1-877-VINE4-LA (1-877-846-3452) and follow the prompts.
How does VINE notify victims?
The notification feature of VINE works as follows:
- Callers may register for an automated notification call when an inmate is released or transferred.
- To register in the VINE system, you will enter your area code and phone number where you want to be reached.
- You will create Personal Identification Number (PIN) for use during notification.
- The VINE service will automatically call you when the inmate is transferred or released.
Which inmates are monitored by the VINE service?
- Only inmates in custody within the Los Angeles County Jail System will be included in the Los Angeles County VINE service information that is provided here.
- Other Counties and States have similar VINE systems.
What do I need to register in the VINE system?
- A touch tone telephone
- Inmate name
- Inmate booking number (obtainable from the Los Angeles County Sheriff website at http://app5.lasd.org/iic/
- Your four digit PIN code
What is a PIN, and why is it used?
- The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a four digit number that you choose that will allow you to stop notification calls from VINE.
- The PIN should be a number that is easy to remember.
- Entering a PIN is the only way to confirm and stop VINE notification calls.
What if I do not answer my phone or my phone is busy when VINE calls?
- The VINE service will keep trying to reach you. If there is no answer or the line is busy, VINE will continue to call every half hour for 24 hours.
- VINE will leave a message on an answering machine, but will continue to call every two hours for the 24-hour period.
- Important Note: Since VINE calls automatically when an inmate's custody status changes, release or transfer notification calls may come in the middle of the night.
Does VINE guarantee my safety?
- The VINE program is designed to provide you with quick and easy access to inmate information and to alert you when an inmate's custody status changes.
- Do not depend solely on VINE or any other program for your safety.
- If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.
- How do I discontinue the service?
- If there has been a phone number entered incorrectly and/or there are calls to persons not requiring or no longer needing this service, please contact the Inmate Reception Center Records Head Clerks Office, at (213) 893-5758, for the procedure to be discontinued.