OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is providing inmate tracking information for Oklahomans and victims of crime through the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) program administered by the AG's Victim Services Unit.
Oklahoma's VINE program is a free and anonymous service that allows Oklahomans to register and be notified about changes in the status of Oklahoma inmates.
"By providing information on inmate status, we are increasing victim safety," said Lesley March, chief of the AG's Victim Services Unit. "Victims are no longer dependent upon the courthouse being open for them to be notified of the release of a potentially dangerous individual. Knowledge many times translates into power, and with victims of violent crimes, it may mean the difference between life and death."
The service notifies participants with inmates' current status information such as;
- general release date,
- returns from escape,
- out to court,
- and unsupervised custody.
VINE offers multiple ways to receive notifications.
The service is also available for other states nationwide including Texas. It's a 24 hours a day year-round service. Operators who answer the toll-free number are available in English and Spanish to assist victims, their families and the public in registering for VINE.