|Correctional Services||FY22 Actual||FY23 Budget||FY24 Governor Recommended|
Facility (Incarceration) Statuses:
Sentenced: convicted of crime(s)
Sentenced/Detained: convicted of crime(s) and held pre-trial for other crime(s)
Sentenced W/Hold: convicted of crime(s) and held for US Marshals or other jurisdiction
Sentenced/Detained W/Hold: (rare) convicted of crime(s), held pre-trial for other crime(s), and held for US Marshals or other jurisdiction
Field (Community Supervision) Statuses:
Parole: The release of an incarcerated individual to the community before the end of their sentence subject to conditions imposed by the Parole Board and subject to the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Corrections. Includes:
Probation: An individual found guilty of a crime upon verdict or plea, is released by the court without confinement, subject to the conditions and supervision by the Commissioner of Corrections. This is a contract between the individual and the court, to abide by conditions in return for the court not imposing a sentence of confinement. Violation of this sanction requires due process, with a court hearing, counsel, and preponderance of evidence. Within the probation sanction is the reparative probation program, which allows citizens on community panels to determine the quality of restitution made to the victim and repair of harm to the community, consistent with 28 VSA Chapter 12.
Work Crew: Individuals may work without pay and participate on a service team as a way of making amends to the community for criminal conduct.
The DOC serves the community as a partner in prevention, research, management, and intervention of criminal behavior. The DOC operates correctional facilities in: Newport, Rutland, South Burlington, Springfield, St. Albans, and St. Johnsbury.
The DOC, in partnership with the community, supports safe communities by providing leadership in crime prevention, repairing the harm done, addressing the needs of crime victims, ensuring individual accountability for criminal acts, and managing the risk posed by individuals under supervision. The DOC performs an important role in the State’s response to crime, individuals under supervision, and victims. It is a unified system of 6 correctional facilities and 12 field offices geographically spread across the state. This structure greatly enhances the ability to implement systemic changes that are evidence-based and focus on best practices for successful reentry. Correctional facilities implement programs that provide custodial confinement of frequent, dangerous individuals, and also have a primary objective to prepare offenders for their responsible roles in the community upon release.
Correctional facilities utilize the supporting resources of probation and parole services. Additionally, the VTDOC is located within the Agency of Human Services (AHS) and draws upon the resources housed with AHS to support its mission. AHS has the widest reach in state government and a critical mission: to improve the conditions and well-being of Vermonters and protect those who cannot protect themselves.