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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. § 817)
  • § 817. Creation of work camps; intent

    It is the intent of the General Assembly that the creation of one or more new work camps in fiscal year 2006 and after will help alleviate overcrowded conditions in the State’s correctional facilities and permit Vermonters housed in out-of-state facilities to be brought home to Vermont. The General Assembly specifically does not intend the creation of new work camps to result in an increase in the total number of Vermont offenders sentenced to incarceration. Therefore, specific plans and programs developed by the Department of Corrections shall restrict placement in new work camps to those offenders who have been convicted of a nonviolent offense and who have served a portion of their current sentence within a correctional facility. No court shall impose a sentence of imprisonment to be served initially or solely within the new facility. (Added 2005, No. 147 (Adj. Sess.), § 59, eff. May 15, 2006.)