Key Facts about people incarcerated in Vermont

  • Between 1980 and 2009, the number of people incarcerated in Vermont’s unified corrections system rose by 363 percent to its peak of 2,220 people.
  • By June 2019, the DOC reported that there were 1,708 people incarcerated under its jurisdiction.
  • At the end of 2016, 7,400 people —over 1 percent of state’s total population —were under some form of correctional control.
  • Until recently, more than 200 people incarcerated under the jurisdiction of the DOC were held in a facility in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
  • At the end of 2016, 7,400 people in Vermont were under some form of correctional control.
  • Between 2009 and 2017, the number of women incarcerated under Vermont’s jurisdiction remained relatively flat, while the number of men dropped by 32 percent.
  • The proportion of people age 50 or older incarcerated under Vermont jurisdiction increased from approximately 11 to 19 percent between 2008 and 2018.
  • Women in the Vermont justice system are twice as likely as men to have their parental rights terminated.
  • Over the course of a year, 6,000 children will experience having a parent incarcerated in Vermont.