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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 004 : Discipline and Control of Inmates

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 854)
  • § 854. Grievances

    The Commissioner shall establish procedures to review the grievances of inmates. The Commissioner may utilize the services of a hearing officer to review grievances. Such procedures shall provide for the following:

    (1) The review of grievances shall be by a person or persons other than the person or persons directly responsible for the conditions or actions giving rise to the grievance.

    (2) All inmates shall be allowed to communicate grievances directly to the Commissioner, and an inmate’s right to file grievances shall not be restricted.

    (3) All inmates shall be informed of the grievance procedure, which shall be available to all inmates. (Added 1973, No. 206 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 3, 1974.)