Vermont’s Prison Reforms Tamp Down Incarceration Rates
Vermont’s prison population is on the decline, reversing a trend that led a 2007 study by the Pew Center on the States to project a 26 percent increase by 2018.
In a press conference at the Statehouse on Wednesday, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Vermont’s current corrections population totals 2,059, significantly below the 2,418 projected by the Pew [Center on the States] study.
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