1-888-VINE-4NY

The public has the right to know!

Crime victims as well as all other New Yorkers can now use their touch-tone phones to make toll-free calls to get information about convicted felony offenders in the custody of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) - the state's prison system.

New Yorkers can obtain that information free through VINE - Victim Information and Notification Everyday - available around-the-clock in both English and Spanish.

Vine provides crime and release data on all prison inmates. To get information, you must:

VINE - it's now the law!

VINE was enacted by the state Legislature in 1998 as part of Jenna's Law, which ended discretionary parole for first-time violent felony offenders.

This law authorizes crime victims as well as all other New Yorkers to receive information relating to the crime, sentence and release date of persons serving sentences in state prison.

You may also register with VINE for automatic notification by telephone if the inmate is released.

To register when calling VINE, you will be asked to provide:

For additional information, contact:

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Office of Victim Services
The Harriman State Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY, 12226-2050
1-800-783-6059