• Vermont March 15, 2021 12:31 pm

    Vermont Prison Reports 21 New COVID Cases in Inmates, Staff

    The outbreak of COVID-19 at the Vermont prison in Newport is continuing with 21 new cases, the Department of Corrections reported on Monday. Nineteen of the new cases are among inmates at the Northern Vermont Correctional Facility and two among staff members. There are currently 37 positive inmate cases and six positive staff cases at the facility. The department says…

  • Vermont July 23, 2020 12:29 pm

    Report: Dying Inmate Threatened Despite His Pleas For Help

    Staff at the Newport prison ignored a dying Black inmate’s pleas that he could not breathe and threatened him instead of providing lifesaving care, according to a report from the Vermont defender general’s office. The report was released to journalists Wednesday, more than a week after interim Corrections Commissioner James Baker said investigations were underway into the death of...

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