How do I know if the offender is still in custody?
There are a number of ways to track defendants who may be in custody. You will the need the name of the defendant. A date of birth is also helpful.
  • If the defendant is in custody in a state prison, information may be accessed through the Minnesota Department of Corrections website.
  • Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE), is an automated system that will track offenders in most of Minnesota's county jails. VINE is available by calling 877-MN4-VINE (877-664-8463), or at their website.
  • You may also receive a document with sentencing information from your Victim Witness Specialist that will enable you to request that the custodial facility notify you when the defendant is scheduled to be released or furloughed.

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1. I want a no contact order dropped, as I never requested the order. How do I do that?
2. As the victim I want the charges dropped. How do I do that?
3. How do I request a copy of my police report?
4. Do I have to come to court?
5. What should I do if I'm afraid the offender will want to retaliate against me or my family members?
6. How do I know if the offender is still in custody?
7. What do I do about expenses related to this crime?
8. How long until I get my restitution?
9. I'm afraid the offender will want to retaliate against me or my family members. How can you help?
10. What do I do about expenses related to this crime?