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Vermont profile

The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.


Change over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in Vermont from 1978 to 2015 We inquired about the drop in Vermont's incarceration rate in the mid to late-1990s and learned it was the result of a new intermediate sanctions program and the increased use of furlough. This was a one time improvement after which a new law decreased the use of bail, causing the population to rise again.
See also our similar graph showing total numbers rather than rates.


Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in Vermont

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in VT as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, and Blacks in Vermont prisons and jails.


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 2,200 Vermont residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 8,900 Vermont residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole


Other research and materials on Vermont

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