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How Are Inmate Records in Vermont Created and Stored?

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.

How to Find if Someone is in Jail or Prison in Vermont?

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:

  1. Visit the Vermont Department of Corrections Agency of Human Services website .
  2. At the top, there is a gray sub-menu with a link to their “Offender Locator.” Click that link.
  3. You will need to click another link which says, “Link to offender locator,” on the next page.
  4. This takes you to the JailTracker website where you can enter the inmate’s name or an alias.
  5. Hit enter to filter the records. The table will show the facility, jacket, name, and booking date.
  6. You can click on any row to see additional details.

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What Does Vermont’s Prison System Look Like?

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:

  • 7 State Prisons
  • 1 Juvenile Detention Center
  • 0 Federal Prisons
  • 52 Local County Jails

Did you Know?

  • 0.28% of people in Vermont are under correctional control, from which 4,904 are on probation, and 935 are on parole.
  • Every year, about 1,120 people walk out of prison gates in Vermont, but people go to jail 1.0 times more each year
  • 92% of prison inmates in Vermont are male, 8% female.
  • From 1979–80 to 2012–13, state and local government expenditures on corrections in Vermont increased by 330 percent (from $31,335,377 to $134,803,000).
  • Between 2007 and 2016, the Vermont prison population decreased by 19%

Types of Jails/Prisons in Vermont

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.

How Many People are Locked up in Vermont?

Vermont’s prison system holds 1,735 residents in various kinds of correctional facilities, from which 1,471 residents are held in state prisons.

Correctional Facilities: Totals:
State Prisons1,471
Private Prisons264

Vermont 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:

  • Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) - South
  • Burlington.
  • Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility (MVRCF) - Rutland.
  • Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) - Newport.
  • Northeast Correctional Complex (NERCF & CCWC) - St. Johnsbury.
  • Northwest State Correctional Facility (NWSCF) - Swanton.
  • Southern State Correctional Facility (SSCF) - Springfield.
  • Vermont Correctional Facilities - Emergency Notification.

How to Search for State Prison Inmates

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:

  1. Visit the Vermont Department of Corrections Agency of Human Services website .
  2. At the top, there is a gray sub-menu with a link to their “Offender Locator.” Click that link.
  3. You will need to click another link which says, “Link to offender locator,” on the next page.
  4. This takes you to the JailTracker website where you can enter the inmate’s name or an alias.
  5. Hit enter to filter the records. The table will show the facility, jacket, name, and booking date.
  6. You can click on any row to see additional details.

Vermont County Jails

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:

  • Grand Isle County VT Jail.
  • Chittenden County VT Jail.
  • Chester VT Police Jail.
  • Bellows Falls Police Jail.
  • Bellows Falls VT Police Jail.
  • Bennington VA Police Jail.
  • Berlin VT Police Jail.
  • Bennington County VT Jail.
  • Washington County VT Jail.
  • Ludlow VT Police Jail.
  • Lyndonville VT Police Jail.
  • Burlington VT Police Jail.
  • Essex County VT Jail.
  • Barre City VT Police Jail.
  • Barre Town VT Police Jail.
  • Northfield VT Police Jail.
  • Brandon VT Police Jail.
  • Brattleboro Police Department Jail.
  • Brighton VT Police Jail.
  • Bristol VT Police Jail.
  • Norwich VT Police Jail.
  • Newport City VT Police Jail.
  • South Burlington VT Police Jail.
  • Fair Haven VT Police Jail.
  • Shelbourne VT Police Jail.
  • Caledonia County VT Jail.
  • Vergennes VT Police Jail.
  • Vermont State Police Jail.
  • Vernon VT Police Jail.
  • Montpelier VT Police Jail.
  • Morristown VT Police Jail.
  • Windham County VT Jail.
  • Windsor County VT Jail.
  • Addison County VT Jail.
  • Lamoille County VT Jail.
  • University of Vermont Police Jail.
  • Milton VT Police Jail.
  • Richmond VT Police Jail.
  • Middlebury VT Police Jail.
  • Thetford VA Police Jail.
  • Stowe VT Police Jail.
  • Swanton VT Police Jail.
  • Williston VT Police Jail.
  • Wilmington VT Police Jail.
  • Windsor VT Police Jail.
  • Winooski VT Police Jail.
  • Springfield VT Police Jail.
  • St. Johnsbury VT Police Jail.
  • St.Albans VT Police Jail.
  • Waterbury VT Police Jail.
  • Weathersfield VT Police Jail.

How to Search for County Jail Inmates

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.

Vermont Juvenile Detention Centers

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.”

Juvenile Population in Custody During 2011-2016 years

201120122013201420152016
Total122000
Male122000
Female000000

How to Search for Inmates in Juvenile Detention Center Inmates

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.

Why are People Incarcerated in Vermont?

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 and Statistics

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.

2011201220132014201520162017
Total255242251241206197180
Male484468479454391372331
Female32233033262633

Where Do Vermont Inmates Go When They are Released?

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.

How Does Parole Work in Vermont?

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.

Parole Population

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Parole Population: 935
Entries: 0
Exits: 0
Change in 2016: -13%

How Does Someone Get Probation in Vermont?

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.

Probation Statistics

Type of Parole Entry: Number of Parolees:
State Probation Population: 4,904
Entries: 0
Exits: 0
Change in 2016: -5%

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