Tough Guy: Does Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson Speak for Phil Scott?, Seven Days, May 8, 2019

Bid to Decriminalize 'Bupe' Hits a Bump in Vermont House, Seven Days, May 1, 2019

Brenda Siegel: Follow the Science - Harm Reduction Works, Brattleboro Reformer, April 26, 2019

Where Incarcerated People Can Vote In The US Is Extremely Limited, Bustle, April 23, 2019

Scott Pavek: Decriminalize Buprenorphine, VTDigger, April 10, 2019

The Debate Over Decriminalizing The Addiction Treatment Drug Buprenorphine, Vermont Public Radio, April 10, 2019

Fact-check: Does Science Show That Unprescribed Buprenorphine Saves Lives?, VTDigger, April 7, 2019

Health Commissioner Says Decriminalizing Buprenorphine is a Good Idea – But Not in Vermont, VTDIgger, April 3, 2019

Health Experts Push To Decriminalize Addiction Treatment Drug, Vermont Public Radio, March 22, 2019

Burlington Leaders Draw Praise for Efforts to Stem Opioid Epidemic, VTDigger, March 20, 2019

The Deeper Dig Podcast: Drawing the Line On Recovery Drugs, VTDigger, March 2, 2019

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger On Drop In Opioid Deaths, Vermont Public Radio, February 27, 2019

Chittenden County Opioid Deaths Drop 50 Percent, VTDigger, February 14, 2019

More Than 500 Vermont Inmates Receiving Addiction Treatment, VTDigger, January 23, 2019

Police Reviewing Top Court Decision on Improper Stop and Search, Brattleboro Reformer, January 13, 2019

Vermont Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate Opioid Addiction Medication Prosecution, ABC News, January 11, 2019

Vermont Official Doubts Delaware Did its 'Due Diligence' in Pa. Prisoner Deal, Deleware News Journal, January 10, 2019

Hundreds of Vermont Prisoners Get Addiction Meds, But Challenges Remain, Seven Days, December 19, 2018

Report Backs Earned Sentence Reduction for Prisoners, With Further Study, VTDigger, December 2, 2018

Vermont’s Out-of-State Prisoners Settling in to Mississippi Facility, VTDigger, November 30, 2018

Leahy Introduces Updated Measure to Reduce Recidivism Rates, VTDigger, November 20, 2018

Why Vermont Inmates Eligible for Medical Release Often Remain Behind Bars, Burlington Free Press, November 20, 2018

Why Are There So Many African-Americans Incarcerated In Vermont?, Vermont Public Radio, November 2, 2018

Vermont Is One of Two U.S. States That Let Incarcerated Citizens Vote, Seven Days, October 31, 2018

Treatment of Addicted Prisoners Gets Uneven Start, Rutland Herald, October 30, 2018

Lawmakers, Healthcare Facility Clash Over Treating Inmates With Addiction, The Fix, October 30, 2018

Advocates, Legislators Frustrated Over Buprenorphine Rollout In Prisons, Burlington Free Press, October 26, 2018

Corrections Policy Change Qualifies More Prisoners for Addiction Treatment, VTDigger, October 26, 2018

Debate 2018: Hallquist And Scott, Candidates For Governor, Vermont Public Radio, October 23, 2018

3 Ways Vermont Offers Hope to People Struggling With Opioid Addiction, Burlington Free Press, October 19, 2018

Jim Kenyon: Vermont Woman Serves as a Voice for Ex-Convicts, Valley News, October 10, 2018

Deep Systemic Change: My 10 Steps to Transform Addiction Treatment, Filter, October 8, 2018

Vermont moves 215 prisoners from Pennsylvania to Mississippi, VTDigger, October 4, 2018

Vermont Man Criticizes Department of Corrections' Approach to Treatment, NECN, October 2, 2018

Reform Group Accuses Vermont Corrections Dept. of Breaking State Law, NECN, September 26, 2018

Jim Kenyon: Blame Is Misplaced for Moving Out-of-State Inmates, Valley News, September 26, 2018

State Withholds Report on Inmate’s Final, Agonizing Cancer Fight, Seven Days, September 19, 2018

Vermont out-of-state inmates to move from Pa. to Mississippi prison, Associated Press, September 19, 2018

Corrections backs controversial health care contractor, VTDigger, September 18, 2018

Prisoners’ advocates file complaint over addiction treatment, VTDigger, September 17, 2018

Despite New Law, Vermont Inmates Denied Addiction Treatment, Seven Days, September 12, 2018

Planned Deal With For-Profit Prison Company Draws Pushback in Vermont, NECN, September 12, 2018

Facility in Mississippi could be ‘even worse’ than Camp Hill, VTDigger, September 10, 2018

Addiction Treatment Expansion Hits Snag in Prisons, VTDigger, September 5, 2018

Vermonters Among Inmates Locked Down Amid Penn. Prison Illness, VTDigger, August 30, 2018

To What End Are We Locking People In Cages?, The Commons, August 29, 2018

Changes On The Horizon For Vermont Prisoners: Checking In With The Corrections Department, VPR, August 15, 2018

Upcoming Elections Will Test Vermont's Voting Laws, VTDigger, August 10, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Siegel announces opioid plan, backed by state’s attorney, VTDigger, July 12, 2018

Doctors Should Be Handing Out Addiction Meds on Demand, Vice, June 26, 2018

Magnolia Bistro Owner's Facebook Post Sparks Calls for Boycott, Seven Days, June 18, 2018

Burlington to Ease Access to Opioid Addiction Medication, Seven Days, June 13, 2018

Guard Beat Up Inmate in Dispute Over Chicken Patty, Inmates Say, Seven Days, June 13, 2018

Dozens in Vermont Request Marijuana Records to Be Erased, NBC10 Boston, June 12, 2018

Despite Forthcoming Law, Vermont Inmates Still Denied Addiction Meds, Seven Days, May 30, 2018

Chittenden County prosecutor outlines plan to expunge pot convictions, WCAX Ch3 Burlington, May 7, 2018

Vermont Prosecutor Plans to Erase Old Marijuana Convictions, NBC Boston, May 3, 2018 

Reconceiving opioids as viruses: Police, researchers explore new concept, WPTZ NBC5 Burlington, May 1, 208

House expands addiction treatment for inmates, VTDigger, April 27, 2108

'Trust is a huge thing:' Few call 911 for an overdose despite immunity law, Burlington Free Press, April 13, 2018

Activist 'Miss Major' visits Brattleboro, Brattleboro Reformer, April 5, 2018

Schubart: College and Corrections, VPR, March 16, 2018

NAACP rips Vermont prison plan, but may miss the mark, VTDigger, March 12, 2018

Vermont’s Criminal Justice System: A Series Unveiling Challenges & Practices, The Middlebury Campus, March 7, 2018

Most states disenfranchise felons. Maine and Vermont allow inmates to vote from prison NBC News, February 26, 2018

Prison time alternatives sought in Vermont, Stowe Reporter, March 1, 2018

Bill would expand addiction treatment for prisoners, Brattelboro Reformer, February 21, 2018

Vermont senate poised to expand treatment for opioid-addicted inmates, Seven Days, February 20, 2018

Bill would expand addiction treatment behind bars, VTDigger, February 20, 2018

'Art from Behind Bars': Self-expression from incarcerated Vermonters, Rutland Herald, February 19, 2018

Vermont ACLU Looks To Cut State's Prison Population In Half, VPR, January 25, 2018

Vermont ACLU wants to cut the prison population in half, WCAX, January 25, 2018

The Deeper Dig: Scott's Prison Plan, VPR, January 19, 2018

Dr. Yes: Vermont's Addiction Expert, John Brooklyn, Is in Demand, Seven Days, January 17, 2018

Backers Of A Tax-And-Regulate Marijuana Legalization Bill Vow To Push On For Their Plan, VPR, January 10, 2018

Advocates continue push for marijuana legalization as bill moves to senate, WAMC, January 9, 2018


Burlington mayoral candidate previously convicted for role in cocaine sales ring, NBC Channel 5, December 7, 2017

Next: Episode 70, Locked Away, NPR, November 30, 2017

The Slow and Painful Death of Roger Brown, VPR, November 15, 2019

Vermont advocates call fee a danger to inmate health, Burlington Free Press, November 14, 2017

'They Killed Him': As A Vermont Inmate Suffered From Untreated Cancer, Officials Delayed Care, VPR, November 13, 2017

Vermont Prisons to Expand Opiate Treatment for Inmates, Seven Days, November 7, 2017

How Drug Treatment Policies in Vermont Prisons Contribute to the Opiate Crisis, Seven Days, November 1, 2017

Vermont corrections officer of the year dies in apparent suicide, VTDigger, October 27, 2017

Who's Accountable, Seven Days, October 18, 2017

Burlington Cops Call Out Repeat Offenders in News Releases, Seven Days, October 11, 2017

Freedom March: Working to Reduce High Prison Population, Brattleboro Reformer, Septemeber 26, 2017

Report Puts Spotlight On Sexual Victimization In Vermont Prisons, VPR, September 19, 2017

'Quality of life' crime has long history in Burlington, VtDigger, September 18, 2017

Vermont's 'Most Beautiful' Prison Has an Uncertain Future, Seven Days, September 6, 2017

Burlington City Council Working to Serve the Homeless, While Reducing Crime, Fox44, August 28, 2017

Begging for Change: Burlington Stabbings Prompt Proposed Penalties, Seven Days, August 24, 2017

Should Burlington Make Disruptive Behavior In Downtown Criminal? WPTZ, August 18, 2017

VCJR on the Waterfront with Melinda Moulton, CCTV, August 16, 2017

Comedy for Change show gets lots of laughs, supports criminal justice reform, WPTZ, August 4, 2017

The View from Vermont: Pennsylvania’s Prisons Are ‘Not Livable’, Ministry of Public Witness, July 14, 2017

Vermont inmates, officials assessments of Pennsylvania prison differ, Burlington Free Press, July 10, 2017

269 Inmates, 252 Beds: Future Uncertain for 17 Vermont Inmates in Pennsylvania,, June 23, 2017

269 Inmates, 252 Beds: Future Uncertain for 17 Vermont Inmates in Pennsylvania, VPR, June 22, 2017

Activists gathered for the Resist and Rebuild Summit, WPTZ, May 20, 2017

VT Inmates: New prison's ban on property unwise, Burlington Free Press, May 19, 2017

Inmates, advocates anxious about move to Pennsylvania prisons, VtDigger, May 10, 2017

Vermont finalizes prison contract with Pennsylvania, VtDigger, May 2, 2017

Vermont to house out-of-state inmates in Pennsylvania, Burlington Free Press, May 2, 2017

Out-of-state prison deal may have minimum bed requirement, VtDigger, April 20, 2017

Class examines criminal justice reform, Brattleboro Reformer, April 17, 2017

Vermont finalizing new out-of-state prison contract, VtDigger, April 10, 2017

Advocates: VT can end out-of-state prison contract now, Burlington Free Press video, March, 2017

Why We Need More Restorative Justice, VtDigger, March 23, 2017

Vermont’s Out-of-State Inmates Provide Cheap Labor, Valley News, March 21, 2017

Vt. Reform Group Urges State Reduce Prison Population,, March 1, 2017

AG, Advocates Push For Vermont Prison Reforms, WPTZ/NBC, March 1, 2017

Vermont Reform Group Urges State to Reduce Prison Population WCAX, March 1, 2017

Vermont Reform Group Urges State Reduce Prison Population, McClatchy DC Bureau, March 1, 2017

Advocates Suggest Ways to End 'Unnecessary' Incarceration, VtDigger, March 1, 2017

Advocates: VT Can End Out-Of-State Prison Contract Now, Burlington Free Press, March 1, 2017

Advocates: Isolation puts Inmates in Danger, Burlington Free Press, February 17, 2017

Kilton Library Discussion Tackles Issues of Systemic Racism, Valley News, February 16, 2017

Unrenewed Prison Contract is a Chance for Change, VtDigger, January 2, 2017


Addict Finds Her Second Chance, Valley News, December 6, 2016

For T.J. Donovan, Justice Reform Is Personal, Valley News, December 3, 2016

Disenfranchised by Misinformation: Many Americans Are Allowed to Vote But They Don't Know It, Troutout, November 2, 2016

Drug Court Suggested at Criminal Justice Reform Event, Bennington Banner, September 23, 2016

Reports from Michigan Prison Prompt Concerns About Conditions, VT Digger, June 8, 2016

Suzi Wizowaty: On Punishment and Deterence, VT Digger, March 13, 2016

Grant program at the Vermont Community Foundation awards $312,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations, VT Digger, January 13, 2016

Suzi Wizowaty: Why Criminal Justice Reform Must Be a Priority in 2016, VT Digger, January 6, 2016

Groups Host Free Public Forum on Mass Incarceration, VT Digger, January 5, 2016


Michigan: Private Prison More Costly than State-Run Prison, Attracts Out-of-State Contracts, Prison Legal News, December 30, 2015

Lawmakers Consider Options for Aging Prisoners, Including Nursing Home Care, VT Digger, December 27, 2015

Vermont Inmate Population Declines, Burlington Free Press, November 16, 2015

Suzi Wizowaty Wins Civil Liberties Award, VT Digger, November 10, 2015

Jim Kenyon: Locked Out of Out-of-State Prison, Valley News, October 2015

Eleven Inmates Released as Corrections Recalculates Sentences, VT Digger, September 23, 2015

Suzi Wizowaty: How to Create Hardened Criminals and Increase Crime, VT Digger, August 19, 2015

Suzi Wizowaty: Repairing and Reforming the Justice System, VT Digger, August 19, 2015

Vermont Inmates Complain about Michigan Prison, Burlington Free Press, July 30, 2015

Skipping Bail: Will Prison Reform Make Bail Bond Agents Obsolete?, Seven Days, July 22, 2015

Inmates Move from Kentucky to Michigan, Burlington Free Press, June 30, 2015

Mugshots: A Balancing Act for Police Publishers, VT Digger, July 14, 2015

Advocates: All Inmates Should Stay in Vermont, Burlington Free Press, May 25, 2015

Suzi Wizowaty: Suicide, death from beating, or medical condition?, VT Digger May 24, 2015

Controversial Program Locks Down Drug-Addicted Female Inmates, Seven Days, May 20, 2015

Out of State Prisoners Headed to MIchigan, VT Digger, May 19, 2015 

Vermont Might Send Its Out-of-State Prisoners to Michigan, Seven Days, May 15, 2015

Opinion: Prevent Crime, Save Money, Burlington Free Press, April 22, 2015

Shumlin Bans Criminal Background Question on State Job Applications, VT Digger, April 21, 2015

Vermont's Prison Population is Lowest in Over a Decade, VT Digger, May 21, 2015 

If a Windsor Prison Closes, More Inmates Will be Sent Out of State, Seven Days, March 19, 2015

DOC: State Would Need to Export 100 Inmates if Windsor Prison is Closed, VT Digger, March 18, 2015 

LTE: Bring our prisoners home, Montpelier Bridge, March 5, 2015

OPINION: Bring them home, Barre Montpelier Times Argus, March 1, 2015

House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reduce Prison Population, VT Digger, February 24, 2015

Brattleboro lawmaker pitches criminal-justice reform, Brattleboro Reformer, February 23, 2015

Bill aims to reduce prison population, Barre Montpelier Times Argus, February 18, 2015

Prison Brake: Bill Proposes to Reduce Vermont Inmate Population, Seven Days, February 25, 2015

House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reduce Prison Population, VT Digger, February 18, 2015

California Mom Shocked After Her Prisoner Son Was Secretly Transferred 800 Miles Away..., Business Insider, February 14, 2015

LTE: Bring Vermont Inmates Home, Valleyl News, January 18, 2015

School Expulsion Report, VT Digger, January 6, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Supporters Join Forces, VT Digger, January 6, 2015


State Plans to Bring Inmates Home from Kentucky Prison, VT Digger, December 18, 2014

Prison-reform activists seek return of inmates, the Commons, December 10, 2014

Report: Out-of-state inmates risk re-offense, Burlington Free Press, December 3, 2014

Packed Prisons Retain Inmates Past their Release Dates, Seven Days, December 3, 2014

Report released on housing inmates out-of-state, Valley News, December 3, 2014

Report urges bringing Vt. prisoners home, Rutland Herald and The Barre Montpelier Times, December 3, 2014

Advocates Identify Ways to Reduce Vermont’s Prison Population, VTDigger, December 3, 2014

Report targets Vermont’s “shipped away” inmates. Band-Aid Impact: Severs critical supportive ties an, Brattleboro Reformer, December 3, 2014

Families, groups speak out against state’s inmate transfer practice: Report released on housing, WPTZ and The Daily Journal, December 3, 2014

State Won't Appeal Corrections Lawsuit, VT Digger, November 24, 2014

Panels Air Marijuana Legalization Issues, VT Digger, November 21, 2014

Vermonters: Take Back Our Inmates!, The Bridge, November 20, 2014

Ed Everts Social Justice Activist Award Ceremony, Seven Days, November 15, 2014

Shipping Male Inmates Out of State Unconstitutional, VT Digger, November 14, 2014

Coalition wants Vermont prisoners home, Burlington Free Press, November 13, 2014

Kentucky prison not a good bargain for Vermonters, VTDigger, November 13, 2014

Organizational support for campaign to bring prisoners home mounts in Vermont, VT Digger, November 5, 2014 -

Sentencing Policy Failing Vermont, Burlington Free Press, October 21, 2014

Suzi Wizowaty: Pointing the Finger VT Digger, October 20, 2014

Time to bring our prisoners closer to home, the Commons, October 15, 2014

Prisoner Uprising, Valley Post, October 10, 2014

Fracas in Arizona Prison Leads to Lockdown for Vermont Inmates, Seven Days, October  1, 2014

Fracas in Arizona Leads to Lockdown for Vermont Inmates, Seven Days, October 1, 2014

Advocates Pitch Plan to Bring Prisoners Home, VT Digger, September 21, 2014

Advocates Renew Push to keep inmates in Vermont, Burlington Free Press, August 14, 2014

Advocates renew push to keep inmates in VT, Burlington Free Press, August 17, 2014

Innovations and Collaborations grant program at the Vermont Community Foundation awards more than $200,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations, VT Digger, June 22, 2014

 Collateral Consequences, Seven Days, May 21, 2014

Lawmakers Share Personal Stories, debate Bias-Free Policing, VT Digger, May 1, 2014 

DOC Chief: Out of State Prison a Reallty Given Vermont's Inmate Numbers, VT Digger, February 25, 2014

Minor Guardianship Bill Passes House, VT Digger, February 20, 2014 

State asks for time to study how suspects with traumatic brain injury are handled by court system, VT Digger, February 18, 2014

OPINION: Incarceration Across State Lines, Al Jazeera America, February 12, 2014

Vermont's Prisons Struggle to Accommodate an Aging Population, Seven Days, January 22, 2014

Vermont Inmates Under Lockdown in Kentucky Prison, VT Digger, January 21, 2014


Wizowaty: Stop Blaming the Corrections Department, VT Digger, December 15, 2013

Letter: Bring Vermont Prisoners Home, Valley News, December 14, 2013

California Ships Prisoners Out of State to "Reduce" Its Prison Population, Truthout, December 6, 2013

Far From Home, Fort Worth Weekly, December 4, 2013

Editorial: Vermont Should Stop Shipping Prison Inmates Out of State, Valley News, November 30, 2013

Humans shipped across the country: How America exports inmates to private prisons,, November 22, 2013

New study: Vermont ships inmates to for-profit private prisons, Bennington Banner, November 21, 2013

Study criticizes Vermont for private-prison use, Burlington Free Press, November 21, 2013

Legislators: Prison overpopulation tied to lack of treatment, Bennington Banner, November 15, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Prison Wife's Lament, Seven Days, Nov 13, 2013

Reform v. Reality: Prison Crowding Compels Vermont to Keep Shipping Inmates Out of State, Seven Days, November 6, 2013

A fly in Vermont's maple syrup, Daily Kos, October 24, 2013

Criminal Acts, Seven Days,October 9, 2013

Loosening the Grip of the Private Prison Industry, The Solutions Journal, October 1, 2013

Wizowaty: Racial Profiling in Vermont, VT Digger, August 21, 2013

Vermont ACLU sues private prison company over public records, VTDigger, June 7, 2013

Reform v. Reality: Prison Crowding Compels Vermont to Keep Shipping Inmates Out of State, Seven Days, June 6, 2013

A rising number of detainees is creating prison issues: New bill would end out-of-state incarcerations, VT Digger, March 3, 2013

One Tiny State’s Movement to Ban Private Prisons, Counter Punch, January 22, 2013

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