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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 005 : Special Treatment Programs

(Cite as: 28 V.S.A. § 903)
  • § 903. Access to treatment pending appeal; rule

    Treatment, assessment, evaluation, screening, or programming shall not be restricted or denied to inmates on the basis of any anticipated or pending direct or collateral appeal of any criminal conviction, nor on the basis of any position taken by the appellant in any such action. The Commissioner shall adopt rules pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25 regarding the confidentiality of communications by an inmate made for the purposes of treatment, assessment, evaluations, screening, or programming while an appeal is pending. This provision neither expands nor contracts the duty of the Commissioner to adopt rules pursuant to 3 V.S.A. chapter 25. (Added 1995, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 51, eff. May 22, 1996; amended 2015, No. 23, § 132.)