CRANSTON, R.I. – March 7, 20008 – The Rhode Island Department of Corrections is pleased to announce two new enhancements to the RI-VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) system. Those who register through RI-VINE to be notified if an inmate is transferred or released now have the option of receiving notifications via e-mail. New or currently registered users can select either the telephone or e-mail notification option (or both) and can register using multiple phone numbers and e-mail addresses. In addition to the new e-mail option, registered RI-VINE users needing to update their phone number or PIN can simply visit www.vinelink.com and select the option to update their registration. By entering their phone and PIN, they can modify and add additional phone numbers. Previously, such updates could only be made by phone.
RI-VINE is a free computer-assisted telephone service that provides offender custody information and changes in offender custody status. While created for victims of crime, the service is available to anyone concerned about the custody status of an offender incarcerated at the RIDOC. Many law enforcement officials use it routinely.
Information related to RI-VINE is available at 1-877-744-8463 (toll free) and through the RIDOC’s Office of Victim Services at (401) 462-5203, or on line on the RIDOC’s website (www.doc.ri.gov) or via www.vinelink.com. Day One, with whom the RIDOC contracts to administer the RI-VINE system, provides brochures and registration forms to all police departments, hospitals, victim advocates, the Parole Board, and the Attorney General’s Office.