Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to subnav
Searching 2023-2024 Session

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. § 819)
  • [Section 819 repealed effective July 1, 2021.]

    § 819. Extraordinary good time

    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commissioner may, in his or her discretion, award a reduction of up to 30 days in an offender’s minimum and maximum sentence if the Commissioner determines that the offender has:

    (1) acted to protect the life or safety of another person;

    (2) performed an act that put the inmate in harm’s way in order to protect or preserve the life of another person; or

    (3) performed an act of heroism during an emergency.

    (b) An award of extraordinary good time under this section may be made to an inmate:

    (1) sentenced or committed to the custody of the Commissioner as defined in section 701 of this title;

    (2) furloughed as defined in section 808 of this title;

    (3) on parole as defined in section 402 of this title; or

    (4) on supervised community sentence as defined in section 351 of this title.

    (c) Within 30 days after an award of extraordinary good time pursuant to this section, the Department’s Victim Services Unit shall provide notice of the award and the newly effective minimum and maximum release dates to any victim of record. (Added 2019, No. 56, § 3, eff. June 10, 2019; repealed on July 1, 2021 by 2019, No. 56, § 7(a).)