Free Press Highlights Governor’s Ill-Advised Plan To Shutter The St. Johnsbury Work Camp

March 14, 2016

Photo: Burlington Free Press


Gov. Shumlin wants to save money by closing the St J. Work Camp, but workers, advocates and some in the community are fighting back.

Article features the voice of VSEA member Gary Guyer (pictured here) and this astute analysis of the importance of the Work Camp from Criminal Justice Reform Executive Director Suzy Wizowaty:

“The work camps are the best part of corrections," she says. "The idea that we would close the work camp and send more people to a private prison — it’s going from the best to the worst."

Read more from the Burlington Free Press here



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