Victim Information and Notification Everyday (V.I.N.E)
VINELink is a free, anonymous, computer-based service that provides victims of crimes two important services: Information and Notification. VINE will tell you if an offender is in the custody of the Minnesota Department of Corrections or a county jail and will give you important custody information. VINELink will also let you leave a phone number where you want to be called automatically when the offender is released, transferred, or escapes. Call 1-877-MN-4-VINE; (1-877-664-8463) toll free.
Just go to www.vinelink.com, click on MN, and then search for an offender within your county. Once you have found an offender, click on the offender's name for detailed offender information. From this screen, you may register for notification by either email, phone or phone at the bottom of the page.
Do not depend solely on the VINE service for your protection. If you feel that you may be at risk, take precautions as if the offender has already been released.