Vermont Department of Corrections

North Country News
9:15 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

KY Prison With VT Inmates No Longer Locked Down

Vermont Department of Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito says a security specialist who assessed a now-ended lockdown situation at a Kentucky facility housing Vermont inmates has returned but that officials will continue to have a presence in the facility.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Audit Finds Health Costs Over Budget for VT Inmates

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The state auditor says spending on health care for Vermont in-state prisoners was $4.2 million over budget for the last three years.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Convicted Sex Offender Released in Vermont

Timothy Szad
Credit Vermont Department of Corrections

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says newly released sex offender Timothy Szad is heading to California.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Cape Cod Cop to Do 10 Days on Vermont Work Crew

A Cope Cod police officer is going to spend 10 days on a Vermont Department of Corrections work crew to settle charges he was caught driving drunk twice in the Burlington area.

Forty-eight-year-old Scott Kynoch, of Mashpee, Mass., pleaded guilty Friday to a single count of driving while intoxicated and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

Kynoch is a former Burlington High School football standout. He was stopped by police in Chittenden County in May and July. In both cases he was over the legal limit for driving.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

State Commission Says Vermont Discriminated on Pay

The Vermont Human Rights Commission has filed suit against the state over alleged gender discrimination it said showed up in a female Department of Corrections employee being paid significantly less than a man in the same job.

The commission said Thursday it had joined Lynne Silloway, an administrative services coordinator with the Corrections Department, in suing that department and the Department of Human Resources.

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WAMC News
5:10 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Vermont Cancels Jail Contract

A year after Vermont inmates at a Massachusetts jail rioted over conditions there, Vermont has discontinued the contract under which it sent inmates to the facility.

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