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Crime victims, the public urged to provide input on ‘earned good time’ rules

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 4:32 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont’s corrections officials want the public’s input on a proposed rule to let inmates out sooner for good behavior.

The state wants to hear from crime victims, families of victims, and members of the public. The new rule is required as part of Act 148, a new law aimed at keeping people out of prison and reducing recidivism. It would allow eligible inmates and offenders to earn up to seven days off their minimum sentence for each month they meet program requirements.

Two public comment sessions are scheduled for Friday from 11 to 1 and 4 to 6.

Dom Amato spoke with Monica Weeber the DOC’s director of administrative services, about how the new law works.

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