Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE)

Notification is an essential right and service for victims that can make a tremendous difference in their personal reconstruction in the aftermath of crime. - National Crime Victims Center Statement

  • The automated Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) service was activated in December 2002.
  • Victims can call 1-866-WV4-VINE to find custody status information on inmate in the WV Division of Corrections or to register to receive automatic phone notification when an offender’s status changes.
  • Victims can now register to receive notification by e-mail at www.vinelink.com.
  • WV Division of Corrections is the only state to have someone available 24/7 to answer his/her question.
  • VINE does not do a notification call when an offender is moved from one facility to another, until offender is in new facility, then you will receive a notification call from VINE, due to the safety and security of our officers.

Request for Notification of Releases or Parole Hearings:

Under West Virginia State Code {62-12-23d} request for notification must be in writing to the West Virginia Division of Corrections, and the West Virginia Parole Board.

It is important to note that the WV Division of Corrections, and the WV Parole Board, are separate entities. Victims wishing to be notified regarding offender releases and/or parole hearings should submit a letter of request to both the WV Division of Corrections, and the WV Parole Board.

When a victim submits a written request to the WV Division of Corrections for notification, they are automatically registered with the VINE system for automated notification.