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State Sued For Pay Discrimination
Thursday, 11/15/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The state is being sued for discrimination against a female employee in the Department of Corrections. The Vermont Human Rights Commission says the state failed to provide equal pay to Lynne Silloway, an administrative services coordinator at the DOC.
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Vt. Corrections Evaluates Supreme Court's Strip Search Ruling
Monday, 04/09/12
By Patti Daniels
The head of Vermont's Corrections Department says a recent Supreme Court ruling on strip searches won't make a significant difference in procedures used in Vermont. In 2011, there were over 3,000 admissions in Vermont correctional facilities, and only 21 strip searches.
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Police Peeved Over Pig Prank
Thursday, 02/02/12
Vermont State Police say it's no laughing matter that images of a pig showed up on decals on the side of about 30 of their cruisers, and they say inmates at the Department of Corrections are responsible.
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Proposal Targets Recidivism
Wednesday, 04/27/11
By Jane Lindholm
The Vermont Senate gave unanimous approval this month to a bill that takes aim at the problem of recidivism: former prisoners who commit new crimes once they're released. We'll learn more about the proposal and related issues with Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito.
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Report On Inmate Death Is Released
Tuesday, 06/22/10
By John Dillon
An independent investigation into the death of a prison inmate last summer says the state failed to follow proper medical procedures that could have saved his life. But the Department of Corrections disagrees with the report's findings.
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State Searches For Transitional Housing For Released Inmates
Monday, 05/24/10
By Sarah Ashworth
As part of the "Challenges for Change" legislation that lawmakers passed this session, the state plans to release more non-violent offenders from prison to save money.
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State Agrees To Change Policy For Prisoners Withdrawing From Drug Addiction
Wednesday, 12/09/09
By John Dillon
The death of several inmates in state custody has prompted the Department of Corrections to change its policy for treating prisoners who are undergoing withdrawal from drug addiction.
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