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Reversing the trend of rising incarceration rates in Vermont
Op - Ed
November 30, 2015

Reversing the trend of rising incarceration rates in Vermont

By Gov. Peter Shumlin

For most of the last two decades, Vermont’s prison inmate population has been rising. Between 1997 and 2008, it grew by 86 percent. Projections made in 2007 said that Vermont’s inmate population would grow to 2,619 by November 2015. After years…