Inmate records are created by all different types of law enforcement. The process begins when someone is arrested by local police or Sheriff's Office patrolman. The first document filled out is a RAP sheet which contains the perpetrator’s name, address, phone number, physical description, and also details about their crime. Then anything that happens to the inmate gets noted in the file. This may include court visits, moving to a new facility, or participation in a prison program. Everything is kept updated daily. The Vermont Department of Corrections Agency of Human Services is the entity in charge of updating, storing, and creating inmate records. They keep them online in a searchable database. This makes it easy for the public to perform an inmate search at any time of day or night.
Finding out if someone is in prison or jail in Vermont is pretty easy. However, the two processes are not the same. To find someone in a Vermont prison simply follow these simple instructions below and use the state’s inmate locator feature:
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The prison system in Vermont is quite simple, with only a few types of correctional facilities. The entire system is overseen and managed by the Vermont Department of Corrections Agency of Human Services and Commissioner, Mike Touchette. Their mission states: “In partnership with the community, we support safe communities by providing leadership in crime prevention, repairing the harm done, addressing the needs of crime victims, ensuring offender accountability for criminal acts, and managing the risk posed by offenders.” The prison system in Vermont consists of:
The state of Vermont has only seven state prisons all run and managed by the Vermont Department of Corrections Agency of Human Services and Commissioner, Mike Touchette. These facilities hold felons who have broken Vermont state laws and have been sentenced to long-term stays. They also have one juvenile detention center that holds youth offenders. This facility is managed and operated by the Vermont Agency of Human Services Department for Children and Families. The state does not have any federal prisons, but they do have fifty-two local county jails run by local law enforcement.
Vermont’s prison system holds 1,735 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 1,471 residents are held in state prisons.
Vermont has seven state prisons throughout the state. Each one is geared towards a different population and has varying levels of custody. The seven correctional facilities in Vermont include:
It’s very easy to find a state prison inmate in Vermont. The Vermont Department of Corrections Agency of Human Services has an inmate locator on their website. Therefore, anyone wanting to look up a state prison inmate in Vermont should follow the simple instructions below:
Vermont has fifty-two local jails that hold recently arrested suspects and pretrial inmates. Sometimes they even house inmates given very short jail stints instead of prison time. These jails are managed and operated by local police stations and other local law enforcement. The list of local county jails in Vermont includes:
Finding someone in a local county jail in Vermont is pretty easy. The process is different than finding someone in state prison, though. Unlike state prison inmate records, all jails records are kept by local law enforcement. Therefore, anyone looking for a Vermont jail inmate must contact the local police station where the person was arrested. Sometimes these police stations have websites of their own with inmate locator features or a list of current jail inmates.
The state of Vermont has one juvenile detention center to house youth offenders under the age of 18. This facility is called Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center and is run by the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Department for Children and Families. They serve children aged 10-17 who have broken state laws. Their mission is described as: “Woodside provides short- and long-term placements and treatment services for youth — in a safe and secure environment. Residents receive medical and psychiatric services in the least-restrictive setting possible given their needs.”
Because juvenile inmate records are sealed and kept private, they are not searchable online. Therefore, someone wanting to locate an inmate in a Vermont juvenile detention facility must contact either the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Department for Children and Families directly or the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. Family, friends, and authorized agents will have an easier time getting information on a minor than someone else will.
Only about 2,200 people are in jail and prison in the state of Vermont. Most of them (1,800) are in state prison. Only about 330 are in federal prisons outside the state, and roughly 30 reside in juvenile detention at any given time. The majority of inmates in Vermont prisons committed property crimes. Only a small percentage of them committed violent crimes.
Vermont’s incarceration rate for year-end 2016 under state prison or local jail jurisdiction per 100,000 population was 197, which is lower than an average incarceration rate by 56%. The number of Vermont prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 1,735, from which 8% were female prisoners, whereas the number of male prisoners was 1,600 in 2016.
Vermont has very few inmates, and therefore, their facilities are in line with confinement rather than reentry or transitional services. They do provide education and treatment for things like addictions and mental health while in prison. However, inmates released from Vermont prisons will simply return home to family and friends.
Vermont’s parole board is an independent committee hired to review the progress of each inmate. Their goal is to “balance victim needs, the risk to public safety, while promoting offender accountability success.” When they feel an inmate is safe to release early, they may do so and order parole. However, the inmate must follow strict rules, including regular check-ins with a parole officer. If they violate any of the terms of his or her parole, they will go back to prison.
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|State Parole Population:||935|
|Change in 2016:||-13%|
Sometimes a Vermont judge will order probation in lieu of prison for low-risk or first-time offenders. Probation is a supervisory program meaning that the offender may remain free as long as they follow all the court-mandated rules, including checking in with a probation officer one or more per week. If they fail to follow these rules, they will immediately go to prison.
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|State Probation Population:||4,904|
|Change in 2016:||-5%|