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The Future of Incarceration for Women in Vermont

Photo of Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with an orange overlay and VCW logo along with text that says: The Future of Incarceration for Women in Vermont

The Vermont Commission on Women and our partners, Lund, Mercy Connections, the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Works for Women, and the Women’s Justice and Freedom Initiative, are engaging in a process to hear from Vermonters, service providers, community organizations, formerly and currently incarcerated individuals and their families, Department of Corrections staff, and others about their thoughts and concerns regarding replacing the women’s prison. These conversations will explore facility concerns as well as investments in community resources and alternatives to incarceration, staffing, and culture issues at the Department of Corrections. The information we gather will be shared with lawmakers to inform decisions about the future of incarceration for women in Vermont.

November 2022 | Online Public Forum 



Together, the organizations hosted an online public forum on Thursday, November 10, 2022, to hear from advocates, service providers, community organizations, and the public about their thoughts and concerns about replacing the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. 


VCW | The Future of Incarceration for Women in Vermont one-pager

HOK | Correctional Facility Feasibility Study

HOK | Correctional Facility Conceptual Design Study

HOK | Appendix

VTDigger | State contracts with design firm to move forward on new women’s

VTDigger | Lawmakers start the planning for a replacement women’s prison..

VCW et al. | Reclaiming Lost Ground for Vermont's Incarcerated Women - 2012