When was VINE developed?
VINE was created in 1994 after the tragic death of Mary Byron in Louisville, KY. An ex-boyfriend murdered Mary when he was released from jail without her knowledge.

A notification call from police that was promised but not delivered, set the stage for the development of the nation's first totally automated service for keeping crime victims informed of the custody status. After a year of development, VINE was unveiled in Jefferson County (Louisville) Ky., on December 3, 1994.

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1. What is VINE?
2. When was VINE developed?
3. How does VINE work?
4. Does the VINE Program monitor all inmates?
5. Who can use the VINE Service?
6. How will the citizens of our community learn about the VINE service?
7. What should I tell victims about VINE?
8. What if the inmate is released outside of regular business hours, for example midnight on a Sunday?
9. What if the inmate is transferred out of the custody of a participating institution but is still incarcerated?
10. What if I need help?