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Policies, Directives, and Rules

Policies, Administrative Directives, Interim Procedures & Interim Revision Memos

Vermont Department of Corrections Glossary of Terms

Administrative Directives outline procedural guidelines and expectations of staff that comply with Department rules and policy, correctional best practice, and relevant Vermont and federal law. Administrative Directives contain a brief statement of policy.

Directives marked "Redacted 'A' for public use" 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.


Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules

An APA Rule implements or interprets law or policy and has been adopted as required by 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


Public Comment Period


Recent New/Revised Policies, Directives, and Rules

Issued 8/3/2022

#320.01 Grievance System

Issued 07/17/2022

Interim Memo: Notice to Attorneys: Providing Electronic Legal Materials to Incarcerated Individuals

#430.11 Response to Furlough Violations

Issued 05/31/2022

#428.01 Term Probation Midpoint Review

Issued 05/02/2022

#253 Recorded Meetings

#502.01 Victim/Survivor Services and Support

Rescission Memo:  Outdated Department of Corrections Policy Documents

Issued 03/21/2022

#502.01 Victim/Survivor Services and Support



Documents under development may be posted for public comment prior to finalization. You may provide feedback by emailing your comments during the comment period. If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents, please email DOC Staff. You also may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules by attending public hearings, the dates of which will be posted. 



If you have questions concerning Department of Corrections' Rules, Policies, and Administrative Directives, please contact:

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