The Vermont Commission on Women and our partners join together on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. to host an online, public forum about the future of incarceration for women in Vermont.
This discussion is specifically intended for those who are not currently in the legislature or working for the Department of Corrections, and will provide opportunities to:
- Voice the questions and concerns of those outside of DOC who are working most closely with incarcerated women
- Record those questions and concerns and share them later with legislators, DOC, BGS, and other policymakers in order to inform decisions about the future of incarceration for women in Vermont
- Provide an opportunity for people who are not currently involved in these discussions to begin to engage
- Increase transparency for the public
The forum is co-sponsored by Lund, Mercy Connections, the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Works for Women, and Women's Justice & Freedom Initiative.
Resources that may be helpful to attendees:
VCW | The Future of Incarceration for Women in Vermont one-pager
HOK | Correctional Facility Feasibility Study
HOK | Correctional Facility Conceptual Design Study
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