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Policy Documents and Rules

Policy Documents

All publicly available administrative rules, policies, administrative directives, standard operating procedures (SOPs), guidance documents, interim memos, and other policy documents which outline the policy and procedures of the Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) can be found by clicking on the link below.  Documents marked "Redacted" or "Level A" are security-sensitive and exempt from public disclosure. The security-sensitive information has been redacted from the posted version, leaving the rest of the document accessible to the public.

DOC Policy Documents


Recent New/Revised Policy Documents

Issued 7/19/2023

#362, Suicide Prevention and Response to Self-Injurious Incarcerated Individuals

#320, Grievance System

Issued 6/21/2023

#08, Research and Agreements with Outside Entities

#431, Home Detention

Issued 4/5/2023

#01, Vision, Mission, and Values

Issued 03/28/2023

#342, Legal Reports: Presentence Investigations (PSIs), Intermediate Sanctions, Pre-Releases, and Pardons

Issued 03/10/2023

#306.01, Incapacitated Persons 

Issued 03/22/2023

#430.11, Response to Furlough Violations

Issued 03/20/2023

#348, Community Supervision



Feedback related to policy documents is always welcome.  Please email the DOC Policy Development Unit with specific feedback that should be considered in the revision process.

You also may provide feedback on Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Proposed Rules in writing or by attending public hearings.  For more details, please see the APA Rules heading below.


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules

An APA Rule implements or interprets law or policy and is adopted according to the Vermont Administrative Procedures Act. APA Rules have the force of law unless amended or revised, or unless a court determines otherwise.

Emergency Rule Filings


Permanent Rule Filing

Filed Request to Repeal APA Rule, #96-18 with the Interagency Committee on Administrative Rules. 

Date filed: 08/18/2023.

Filed Request to Repeal APA Rule, #96-18 with the Secretary of State.

Date filed: 09/19/2023.

Public Hearing Scheduled: 10/30/2023 at 10:00 -11:00 am.

Location: NOB South | 280 State Drive | Dogwood | Waterbury, VT 05671 

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 297 363 879 371
Passcode: W3D9DN

Or call in (audio only)

+1 802-828-7667

Phone Conference ID: 859 305 181#

Public Comment Period


Comments on Request to Repeal APA Rule, #96-18 can be sent to



If you have questions concerning Department of Corrections' policy documents, or need a special accommodation, please contact:

Christine Cowart
Policy Development Unit, DOC
280 State Drive
NOB 2 South
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-1001