Prison Overcrowding: Vermont

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Vermont’s Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s prison overcrowding dilemma, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem.

Facts and Figures FY 2008

DOC Costs

  • Annual budget: $129 million
  • Total institutional expenditures: $81,743,783
  • Average annual cost per inmate: $51,058

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 1,166
  • Total number of facilities: 8
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 2,082
  • Escaped: 0
  • Prisons compete with private-industry: Yes

Organization of state divisions, view here.


  • Facilities: 11
  • Population: 1,049

Overcrowding Quick Facts

  • Two of Vermont’s 8 correctional institutions are over 100% capacity
  • State spending on corrections increased from 4 percent of state general funds in 1990 to 10 percent of state general funds in 2008.
  • Vermont Overcrowding Commission Report 2004

Points of Contact

Vermont Department of Corrections
103 South Main St
Waterbury, VT 05671-1001
(802) 241-2276
Email addresses

Helpful Links

Vermont Department of Corrections
Annual Facts and Figures 2008

See also:

Virginia Prison Overcrowding