How can I locate the inmate sentenced to the Oregon Department of Corrections who victimized me?
You may locate an inmate sentenced to ODOC by calling VINE (Victim Information Notification Everyday) at 877-674-8463
or searching on-line at www.vinelink.com
You may also use the Oregon Offender Search Tool at www.oregon.gov/DOC/
. Click on the link, "Find Offender Information" to access this tool. Can I be notified when the inmate is released from prison?
Yes. There are two ways crime victims can register for notification of an inmate’s release from prison.
1. You may register with the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.
- To register with the Board by e-mail.
- To register by phone, please call (503) 945-0907.
- To register by mail, write to:
Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision
2575 Center Street NE, Suite 100
Salem, Oregon 97301
2. You may also register with the Oregon VINE Service.
- To register with VINE by phone, please call (877) 674-8463.
- You may register on-line at www.vinelink.com.
“Registering with the Board and registering with VINE are two separate requests. Registering with one service does not carry over to the other.”
I have forgotten my VINE pin code. How can I stop the notification calls?
To stop unwanted notification calls, please contact VINE at 877-674-8463. Customer service representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You may also contact ODOC Victim Services at 888-749-8080 for assistance with pin code issues.
How can I stop unwanted contact from the inmate who harmed me?
If you are being harassed or threatened, or receiving unwanted communication of any kind from an inmate in a DOC facility, please contact the Superintendent's Office at the prison where the inmate is located and request that all contact from the inmate cease. DOC staff will assist you in getting the unwanted behavior stopped.
For a list of Oregon prisons.
Should I be concerned that the inmate was moved to another facility?
No. It is normal for ODOC to move inmates from one facility to another. Although the specific reason for the move is not public information, moves generally take place for programming, medical or security reasons.
Can I meet with the inmate who victimized me?
The Department of Corrections may provide crime victim/survivors the opportunity for a structured face-to-face facilitated meeting with the inmate who harmed them as long as program eligibility criteria is met. These meetings take place in a secure, safe environment and assist victim/survivors in working through the impact of the crime. For information on the Facilitated Dialogue Program, please contact ODOC Victim Services at 888-749-8080.
What is "community supervision"?
When released from a correctional institution to community supervision, the offender must report to a Community Corrections Parole Officer. The parole officer's responsibilities are to enforce the rules of supervision and assist the offender in a successful reintegration back into the community. If the offender violates the rules of supervision, he or she may be placed in jail while the parole officer investigates the violation. A serious violation may result in "revocation", which means the offender can be returned to prison. If the violation does not result in revocation, the parole officer may take other action, such as imposing new rules of supervision or requiring the offender to participate in additional treatment or counseling.
How can I contact the parole officer supervising the offender in my case?
Supervising Community Corrections office information can be found on-line at www.vinelink.com. Search for the offender and click on the link for the reporting agency.
What is Short Term Transitional Leave (STTL)?
“STTL" provides certain offenders incarcerated within DOC the opportunity to release from physical custody UP to 90 days early, provided they meet statutory and DOC rule eligibility requirements.
HB3194 was aimed at reducing prison costs. Those reductions are realized in two ways: several sentencing laws were changed on the front end in order to reduce the numbers entering prison…. AND the amount of time eligible offenders can spend on short-term transitional leave is increased on the back end.”
What does the release timeline look like?
6 Months to Release:
Inmates attend a pre-release class and at some institutions, transitional programming covering employment, housing, money management, obtaining credit/loans, working with parole officer and family related issues.
Behavior Health Services completes release planning, if applicable.
4-6 Months to Release:
Release Counselor interviews the inmate to discuss housing, release transportation, the process for county waivers and/or Interstate Compact, if applicable, employment skills and job possibilities.
Release Counselor prepares a release plan which is sent to the Parole Board and Community Corrections.
Release Counselor presents inmate with Sex Offender Registration Obligation Notice, which is signed and forwarded to the Oregon State Police.
Release Counselor prepares Arson Notification form which is forwarded to State Fire Marshall and Oregon State Police.
Release Counselor works with the DOC Mental Health, Medical and Re-entry Coordinator to plan for inmate needs post-release.
75 Days (or less) to Release:
Release Counselor checks with Community Corrections regarding the status of the Field Investigation. The inmate is notified of the results.
Parole Officer may conduct a reach-in visit to discuss expectations and reduce inmate anxiety.
30 Days to Release:
1-2 Weeks to Release:
Release Counselor verifies projected release date and finalizes transportation.
Release Counselor requests inmate funds from Central Trust.
Detainers are verified. In some cases, inmate may be presented with a Cite to Appear.
Parole Board issues the Order of Post-Prison Supervision.
Release Counselor meets with inmate to review Post-Prison-Supervision order.