Earned Good Time Permanent Rule Proposal: Public Comment Sessions Friday

19 November 2020

Waterbury, VT - The Vermont Department of Corrections invites victims of crime, families of victims, and members of the public to offer comments about a permanent rule on the creation of an “earned good time” program.

The new rule is required by Act 148: An act relating to justice reinvestment. Act 148 establishes a mechanism for eligible inmates and offenders to earn up to seven (7) days off their minimum and maximum sentence for each month they meet the program requirements. This permanent rule will become effective in April 2021 and replace the emergency rule that goes into effect on January 1, 2021.

Two public meetings are scheduled for November 20, 2020:

  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The meetings will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, with a call-in option.

The proposed rule and information about how to join the meeting or provide written feedback are posted on the Vermont DOC website: https://doc.vermont.gov/policies-directives-and-rules

Please note: This is a comment period, not a question-and-answer session. All media inquiries should be directed to Rachel Feldman, Vermont Department of Corrections public information officer: Rachel.feldman@vermont.gov

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Contact Information

Administrative Offices
NOB 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury VT 05671-2000
Administrative Assistant: Emily Rotax
Phone: (802) 241-2442

Records Officer
Charles Remick, (802) 241-2442
Submit a public record request to the Department of Corrections

View the statewide public record requests database

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Director
Heidi Fox, (802) 798-2682