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What is the WA VINE service?

WA Vine is an automated service that lets victims and other concerned citizens track the custody status of inmates in Washington State Jails and the Washington Department of Corrections.

By calling a toll-free number or visiting, you can find out the custody status of an inmate and register to receive telephone, text, in app and/or email notification when the inmate's custody status changes.

The service is a free and anonymous telephone and/or web service that provides two important features:

  1. Information - Information is available 24 hours* a day. The transfer of updated custody data occurs every 15 minutes* from the jail to the system.
  2. Notification - You may register for automatic notification when an inmate is released, transferred or escapes. The notification is confidential. An inmate will not know if someone is registered for notification.

  *Excluding scheduled off-hour application maintenance periods and baring any technical difficulties.

The WA VINE Service notification is available in English, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Korean and Vietnamese. In addition, VINE Service callers may receive assistance through a translator service that supports over 100 languages.


or call toll-free:

(TYY: 1-866-847-1298)

The WA VINE Service is provided in an effort to help keep the public safe and informed. 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 inmate has already been released from custody. If you feel you are in danger, call 911 immediately.

Washington State Protection Order Service Notification

The VINE Protective Order service helps keep crime victims informed by automatically notifying petitioners when protective orders have been served against a respondent; by providing an expiration warning; and by providing information on denied firearms transactions when the purchaser is the respondent in an active protective order.

To anonymously search for an order and register for notifications, visit Register VPO (the public registration website for VINE Protective Order) or call 1-877-242-4055.