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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 28 : Public Institutions and Corrections

Chapter 011 : Supervision of Adult Inmates at the Correctional Facilities

Subchapter 001 : Commitment, Transfer, and Discharge

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 702)
  • § 702. Transfer between facilities of the Department

    (a) The Commissioner may transfer any inmate committed to his or her custody between any of the correctional facilities except that the Commissioner shall not have the authority to transfer a child, as defined in this title, to any facility except in accordance with 33 V.S.A. § 5293.

    (b) The Commissioner shall have the authority to transfer a person under arrest and charged with any offense, or convicted but not yet sentenced, from the correctional facility at which the person is detained to any other facility if the Commissioner determines that the person cannot be kept properly or safely at the correctional facility at which he or she is detained. If the Commissioner determines that such person has manifested a mental illness requiring treatment, the Commissioner shall have the authority to initiate transfer proceedings pursuant to section 703 of this title. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; amended 1987, No. 182 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 2013, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 131, eff. May 20, 2014.)