Inmates, Probationers and the Public can provide Prison Tips Anonymously
Prison inmates, probationers, and the general public who want authorities to know of criminal activity related to the Department of Corrections are encouraged to call an anonymous Tips line.
The Department of Corrections' Inspector General's Office oversees the prison Tips line, fielding over 6,500 calls during Fiscal Year 2009-10. Phone calls made to the Tips line are reviewed daily and the information provided is used to collect criminal intelligence on unsolved or ongoing criminal activity, both inside and outside of prisons, probation offices and other Department facilities. Inmates, probationers or any other callers who may have knowledge of this type of activity can use the Tipline as an anonymous method to provide this information.
The “TIPS” line can be accessed from inmate phones within all Department facilities by dialing *8477 (TIPS), or by those outside prison walls by dialing toll-free 1-866-246-4412. Calls are monitored daily by the Department's Office of the Inspector General.