What are Vermont Inmate Records?
Vermont inmate records are the trail of paperwork and evidence that follows an inmate through the criminal justice system. They may consist of mugshots, fingerprints, DNA, court records, confinement rosters, police reports, arrest warrants, and more.
Typically, these records contain the person’s name, date of birth, age, gender, race, eye and hair color, weight, height, and any tattoos, defining marks, or scars. They may also include information about their crimes and sentencing.
The Vermont Department of Corrections (VDOC) is the state agency in charge of inmate records, confinement facilities, and inmates themselves. They make it pretty easy to find some inmate records, and others may be more difficult to find.
Vermont Prison and Jail System
The state of Vermont has six correctional facilities spread across the state. Each facility has its own set of rules and visiting information. The list includes:
● Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) - South Burlington.
● Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility (MVRCF) - Rutland.
● Northeast Correctional Complex (NERCF & CCWC) - St. Johnsbury.
● Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) - Newport.
● Northwest State Correctional Facility (NWSCF) - Swanton.
● Southern State Correctional Facility (SSCF) - Springfield.
Vermont also has dozens of local county jails that hold pretrial inmates and those serving short sentences. Sometimes these facilities hold someone being transported between other facilities. These local jails are run and operated by the local county Sheriff’s office.
There are 1,800 people in Vermont state prison. There are hundreds more in local jails, but most don’t remain there for very long.
How to Search for Inmates in Vermont
Although the Vermont Department of Corrections does not have an inmate locator feature on its website, they offer a portal where friends and family can send a message to them to inquire with any questions or concerns. Basically, you can fill out a short form to get questions answered. The VDOC promises to get back to you within 24 hours after they receive your message.
Vermont does, however, partner with JailTracker and they provide that database with a roster of all inmates so you can locate an inmate that way and obtain their ID to send them money or add minutes to their prepaid calling card.
You can also use the InfoTracer tool to find someone incarcerated in Vermont. Not only will you be able to see their criminal history, but also court records (tax liens, bankruptcy, marriages, divorces, lawsuits), driving records, social media, other accounts, images, and more.
Types of Jails in Vermont
How to Contact, Send Money to or Visit an Inmate in Vermont
Vermont encourages family and friends to visit inmates while they are incarcerated. Everyone must follow the strict rules and can only visit during designated times (which may vary by facility).
The Vermont Department of Corrections uses Access Corrections for inmate deposits, and you can send money to an inmate through them. You will, however, need the inmate’s ID.
Inmates are allowed two 5-minute phone calls per week to family or friends. You can add money to your incarcerated loved one’s phone account by following these instructions. They use the Connect Network system for phone services.