Victim Notification

Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE)

Toll-Free: 1-866-277-7477


VINE is a free and anonymous service that provides victims of crime with information and notification. VINE Monitors the custody status of offenders in the Department of Corrections and county Detention facilities.

Information is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is available in multiple languages. 

24-hour live operator assistance.

VINE is updated on a regular basis by county jails and the Minnesota Department of Corrections jail management system.


Getting Offender Information:

Anyone may use the VINE service to determine the custody status of an offender.

To search for offender information through VINE, you will need to provide one or more of the following:

  • Offender Name or Alias
    Secondary search options if there is more than one offender with the same name:
    • Middle Initial
    • Incident Date
    • Date of Birth
    • Arresting Agency
  • Offender Identification Number

Information provided by VINE:

  • Current Custody Status
  • Offender Identification Number (if searched by name)
  • Housing Location
  • Scheduled Release Information
  • List of Victim Service Agencies for Additional Assistance



Crime Victims and the General Public may register directly with VINE via Telephone or Internet to receive notifications from VINE. To register, the following information is required:

  • A telephone number, including area code, where they can be reached for notification
  • A 4-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN)

If victims move or change their phone number, they must update their phone number by calling the VINE line.




MN Haven (Prison Status Notification System)
Notification of Offender Custody Status / Department of Corrections (

Empowering Victims Through Timely Notification and Accurate Information

Using MN Haven

To register for notification about an offender in a Minnesota State Correctional facility, visit the MN Haven website:Notification of Offender Custody Status / Department of Corrections (

Staff are available Money – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time) at 651-361-7250 or 800-657-3830 or by email:

MN Haven Provides these Resources:

o    Victim Support and Resources


o    Crime Victim Rights (Statutes)


o    Notification of Custody Status and Release


o    Financial Assistance/Restitution


o    Safety Planning


o    Community-Based Resources


o    Restorative Justice