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Incarcerated Individual in Critical Condition Following Assault

Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) announced Thursday night that an incarcerated individual housed at Northwest State Correctional Facility (NWSCF) in Saint Albans was in critical condition following an assault by another incarcerated individual. 

The victim of the assault was transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center and was undergoing treatment. 

Vermont DOC notified Vermont State Police and the Defender General’s office per standard practice. Vermont State Police initiated an investigation of the incident. Vermont DOC will initiate a separate administrative review of the matter.   

Future updates will be provided by Vermont State Police as the investigation continues.