Vermont officials tackle recent rise in deaths, health concerns in prisons
Live, call-in discussion: Though the current prison population in Vermont has dropped by nearly a third from 2015 levels, rates of chronic illness among the incarcerated increased by nearly 50% over the same period. Today, 1,000 of Vermont’s 1,300 incarcerated people are living with at least one chronic illness, and many suffer from multiple illnesses simultaneously.
This hour, a closer look at health care in Vermont's prisons.
- Nicholas Deml, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections
- Dr. Mark Levine, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health
- Matthew Valerio, defender general for state of Vermont
Broadcast on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
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Corrected: May 9, 2023 at 5:11 PM EDT
This post has been updated to reflect Matthew Valerio's correct title.