State Sued For Pay Discrimination

The state is being sued for discrimination against a female employee in the Department of Corrections. The Vermont Human Rights Commission says the state failed to provide equal pay to Lynne Silloway, an administrative services coordinator at the DOC.

Police Peeved Over Pig Prank

Vermont State Police say it’s no laughing matter that images of a pig showed up on decals on the side of about 30 of their cruisers, and they say inmates at the Department of Corrections are responsible.

Proposal Targets Recidivism

The Vermont Senate gave unanimous approval this month to a bill that takes aim at the problem of recidivism: former prisoners who commit new crimes once they’re released. We’ll learn more about the proposal and related issues with Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito.

Report On Inmate Death Is Released

An independent investigation into the death of a prison inmate last summer says the state failed to follow proper medical procedures that could have saved his life. But the Department of Corrections disagrees with the report’s findings.