InmateAid.com offers the largest and most complete FREE Prison Directory of every prison, jail and
detention center along with the smaller police holding facilities located in every town across the
county. InmateAid.com also offers the ability to locate any inmate for FREE as well. We have included
every unique inmate search link to the corresponding facility. You can search by state or by county or
by type of prison. This information is in the Prison Directory and in the Inmate Search. In the event
that the actual facility does not have its own inmate look-up link, there is a fantastic service that
we have included where applicable. That service is called VINELink.
VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim
Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about
criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
VINELink was established in 1994 by the family of Mary Byron. Seven years after their daughter's murder and
six years after the creation of automated victim notification technology (VINE), Pat and John Byron
pearheaded the creation of the Mary Byron Project, an organization dedicated to finding innovations like VINE
that save lives As a nationally recognized thought leader on domestic violence, the Mary Byron Project
cultivates and supports efforts that extend beyond crisis management to attack the root causes of this
epidemic and help build safer, healthier communities.
VINELink was completed in 2000 and provides information to victims of crime on any criminal case and/or the
custody status of such offenders. VINELink notifies you of any movement by the offender in question, transfers,
releases or escapes by email, telephone or on their website. You can use VINELink to search for Inmates in real
time their database is updated every 15 minutes with new information including new bookings.