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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 003 : Care of Inmates

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 814)
  • § 814. Appointment of agent, attorney, or trustee for an inmate

    (a) A person confined under a sentence of imprisonment shall not be allowed to engage actively in the pursuit of business or other economic interests unless he or she is placed on work release pursuant to section 753 of this title. The person shall, however, have the same right to appoint an agent, attorney-in-fact, or trustee to act in his or her own behalf with respect to his or her property or economic interests as if he or she were not confined.

    (b) Upon the application of a person confined or about to be confined under a sentence of imprisonment, the Probate Division of the Superior Court within the jurisdiction of which the inmate resided at the time of sentence or where the sentence was imposed may appoint a trustee to safeguard his or her property and economic interests during the period of his or her commitment. The trustee shall have such power and authority as the court designates in the order of appointment but, unless the order otherwise provides, shall have all the power and authority conferred by a general power of attorney. (Added 1971, No. 199 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)