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Policy Documents and Rules

Policy Documents

A complete library of 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 through 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 03/24/2023

#306.01, Incapacitated Persons 

Issued 03/22/2023

#430.11, Response to Furlough Violations

Issued 03/20/2023

#348, Community Supervision

Issued 01/23/2023

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

Issued 01/09/2023

#306.01, Incapacitated Persons

Issued 12/12/2022

#373.02, Medical Furlough and Parole

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

Issued 12/02/2022

#371.25, Parole Board Reviews and Recommendations

Issued 11/15/2022

#111, Employee Access Cards and Badges

#409.04, Drug Screening

Incarcerated Individual Allowable Property Matrix

Issued 11/01/2022

#207, Tax Offset Appeals Procedure



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


Public Comment Period



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