Vermont, take action to invest in women not prisons!

Vermont, we need your help to close The Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. This is the state’s only women’s prison and is a hotbed of abuse, including sexual assault, neglect, and it isn’t keeping our communities any safer. More than half of the women incarcerated there are being held pretrial, meaning they haven’t even been convicted of anything. Vermont also has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country, and yet state leaders still want to spend $70+ million building a new women’s prison. We believe our state should invest that money on resources like housing, substance use interventions, education and mental health services instead. Now is the time to prioritize women and communities over prisons. Take action today!

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