Registration is not automatic – participation is voluntary
VINE (Victim Information & Notification Every Day) is a free, confidential, automated telephone, text messaging, and email system that provides custody status information about adult felony offenders under Montana Department of Corrections supervision – in prison and community-based facilities and programs.
Register here for VINE.
VINE will notify you by phone, email, text message, mobile app, or TTY (for the hearing impaired.) You choose any or all of these method(s).
Anyone can call VINE at (800) 456-3076, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to hear the current location of an inmate. The same information is available on the Internet at https://www.vinelink.com, or by downloading one of these free apps (applications) for your mobile device.
To use VINE, you will need the offender's Department of Corrections (DOC) number or name (correct spelling required). Prison numbers are available on CONWEB. If you don’t know how to spell the offender’s name, CONWEB allows partial searches. Just enter a few letters of the first and last name. To register for phone notifications, call VINE at (800) 456-3076 and follow the automated instructions, or press 0 (zero) for a live operator. If you prefer the Internet, go to https://www.vinelink.com, click on the Montana map, and follow the instructions to register for phone, email, text messaging, mobile app or TTY (for the hearing impaired).
Call VINE toll-free at (800) 456-3076 any time night or day. Press 0 for a VINE operator." Ask the VINE operator to stop the current VINE calls. He or she will tell you how to retrieve your PIN or establish a new one.
For assistance, call the Department of Corrections Victim Services. A Community Victim Liaison can retrieve your PIN, cancel the current call to your number, and ensure that you receive VINE notification the next time the offenders location or custody status changes.
Let us know if you change phones or addresses
If your address, email address or phone number changes, please contact VINE immediately. We cannot notify you of the offender’s status if you do not report changes in your address, email address or telephone number.
If at any time you wish to discontinue your participation in the VINE notification service please call 1-800-456-3076 or go to https://www.vinelink.com
Where is the offender?
Correctional Offender Network (CONWeb), an internet database that contains basic criminal records of felony offenders supervised by the Department of Corrections.You can use this site to find an offenders number and correct name spelling for registration purposes, and to check on the offenders custody status and location.
- Visit http://app.mt.gov/conweb/
- Enter the offender's name.
If you are not sure of the spelling, try entering the first few letters of the last name, or the first name and initial of the last name, or the initials of the first and last name. Narrow your search by gender, race or offender type (inmate, probation, parole, and so forth). You may also search by the offender's date of birth.
Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry (SVOR) is designed to protect the public from sexual or violent offenders by requiring offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies in the jurisdiction where they reside. Information about these offenders is then made available to the public.
This Registry provides an up-to-date listing of sexual and violent offenders who are required to register their whereabouts and is maintained by the Montana Department of Justice. Please visit SVOR Montana, to access this information.