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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 002 : Employment of Inmates

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 755)
  • § 755. Disposition of earnings

    An inmate participating in a work release program shall cause to be given to the Commissioner the inmate’s total earnings less payroll deductions authorized by law, including income taxes. Upon receipt of the earnings the Commissioner, to the extent reasonable, may:

    (1) Deduct an amount determined to be equivalent to the cost of providing for the living expenses of the inmate.

    (2) Cause to be paid, as are needed, any of the following.

    (A) Any costs or fine imposed by the sentencing court.

    (B) Any restitution included as part of the sentence of the inmate by the court.

    (C) Any sum as is needed for the support of the dependents of the inmate, in which case the Commissioner shall notify the Commissioner for Children and Families of the support payments.

    (D) Any loan which may have been issued to the inmate pursuant to subdivision 754(5) of this title.

    (E) Any restitution or reparation included as part of a disciplinary proceeding for damage to State-owned property. Any monies collected under this subdivision shall be used to offset the cost of repair or replacement of the damaged property.

    (3) Allow the inmate to draw from the balance of his or her earnings a sufficient sum to cover his or her incidental expenses.

    (4) Credit to the account of the inmate the amount as remains after deductions are made in accordance with the provisions of this section, paying to the inmate the balance of his or her account upon his or her release. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; amended 1977, No. 264 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1999, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 57.)