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The Minnesota State Victim Notification Service (VINE) is an anonymous, free, online service through which victims of crime
can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding their offender's custody status and register to receive
telephone and e-mail notification when the offender's custody status changes.
Under Minnesota law, victims of offenders in a Department of Corrections (DOC.) facility have additional rights to
notification and information; including notice of conditions of release, additional notification related to released predatory
offenders, notification of transfers to a less secure facility, and, if the offender re-enters a facility, that offender's
subsequent release. Receiving this information and notifications is not automatic; victims of DOC offenders who would like to
request notification of release, as well as the other notices and information they are entitled to, may submit their request
through Minnesota CHOICE or contact the DOC Victim Assistance Program.
This service is brought to you by the Becker County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Department of Corrections Victim
Assistance Program. To contact Minnesota VINE:
If you feel that you may be at risk, please take precautions as if the offender has already been released.
The Becker County Jail does civil fingerprints as a public service for the community for background checks, for employment,
foster care, adoption, permit to carry, housing, etc.
At this time, as the jail transitions into the new building, civil fingerprinting will be on hold. If you are in immediate need
of civilian prints call the jail secretary for alternative sites.
Note: Anyone coming for civil fingerprints will be subject to a pat-down search and/or PBT breath test. The Becker County Jail
reserves the right to refuse to finger print someone if it appears the individual is under the influence or non-compliant to Jail
Policy. No one else will be allowed to accompany you. You will not be allowed to leave unattended small children in the lobby.
There is a $25.00 fee for this service, and civilians must have a valid state picture I.D. The only items to be allowed on the
jail floor will be your I.D. card, $25.00 and car keys. Leave all other items in vehicle or at home.
For Criminal Prints Only: Please allow approximately 30 – 60 minutes for Criminal Prints, bring a current/valid
picture I.D. & your court paperwork that shows your charges. Note: To assist the jail in ensuring a speedy printing
process, please avoid the following meal times: 06:00AM – 08:00AM, 10:00AM – 1:00PM, 4:00PM – 6:00PM.