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Vermont DOC Announces Leadership Changes at Two Facilities

Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC) today announced Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) Interim Superintendent Lori Madden returned to her role as Assistant Superintendent at Northwest State Correctional Facility (NWSCF) in St. Albans on February 10. 

Effective February 20, Amy Jacobs, Interim Assistant Superintendent at NWSCF, will assume the role of Interim Superintendent at NSCF. This transition took place following a January 25 letter from Vermont State Employees’ Association Inc. (VSEA) expressing a “vote of no confidence” in Ms. Madden. The Department conducted an immediate and thorough review of the concerns outlined in the letter. Ms. Madden informed the Department of her plan to return to NWSCF during this process.  

“The Department thanks Assistant Superintendent Madden for her service at NSCF and looks forward to her continued leadership in St. Albans,” said Nicholas J. Deml, Commissioner of the Department of Corrections. 

Ms. Jacobs joined DOC in 2008, beginning her career at NSCF after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Since joining DOC, Ms. Jacobs held multiple positions including Temporary Correctional Officer at NSCF, Correctional Officer I at NWSCF, Probation and Parole Officer at Burlington Probation and Parole, Case Worker I and II at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF), CRCF Interim Assistant Superintendent, Senior Probation Officer at St. Albans Probation and Parole, and Interim Assistant Superintendent at NWSCF. 

“Superintendent Jacobs brings wide-ranging and deep experience to Newport at a critical time,” Commissioner Deml said. “Her collaborative leadership style and ability to build consensus will serve her well and support the success of our Newport team as she leads the largest correctional facility in Vermont.”