Jail and Inmate Search in Vermont

Currently, VT houses about 2,000 inmates in prison and 30 youths in detention centers. The state uses the rare unified prisons system that integrates both prison and jail. Only five other states use that system; they are Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. VT operates eight facilities across the state. Almost 48% of the state inmates are Black, 28% American Indian, 19% Hispanic and the rest are White. Vermont also oversees 934 inmates on parole and 4,904 people on probation.

What are Vermont Jail Records?

Vermont jail inmate search records are the paperwork and files generated when someone is in prison. Every aspect of the inmate’s life is documented and kept in an online system shared by all law enforcement. The purpose of Vermont inmate search records is to keep everything straight and organized. When an inmate moves to a new facility, it is noted in the file. If they receive visitors or incur additional charges, those things are also updated. Each prison inmate is assigned an ID, and his or her jail record is attached to that ID. Vermont inmate search records follow them throughout the penal system until they have completed their parole restrictions.

How to Perform Vermont Inmate Lookup

The state’s offender locator feature on the DOC website is a little different in that it lists all inmates in one single database like a spreadsheet. From there you can search and filter and even sort the columns. When you click on a record, you can see further details like all the charges against them and sentencing. Some files have mug shots, and some do not. You will see details about their age, race, gender, aliases, parole officer, caseworker and dates of parole or probation. You can also use a Vermont inmate records search online to find someone in prison. 

Creating Public Jail Records

Administrative staff working for the Department of Corrections creates Vermont’s jail records. They may begin when someone is arrested, and a RAP sheet is typed up. They continue as the inmate moves through the system and appears in court, is sentenced and is assigned to a prison facility. Keeping track of each inmate is a big job and managing detailed jail records make this easier. Vermont prison inmate search records for the state are shared among all types of law enforcement so everyone has the same information and can update them quickly if the prisoner is in their custody. 

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

Vermont Imprisonment Rate
Vermont Imprisonment Rate: 241
Prison Population
Prison Population: 1,229
Probation Population
Probation Population: 5,164
Parole Population
Parole Population: 1,083
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate: Black : White Ratio - 10.5:1
Juvenile Custody Rate
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000): 47
Corrections Expenditures
Corrections Expenditures (in millions): 150

Vermont Prisoner Statistics by Gender

The number of Vermont prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 1,735, that saw a 0.9% decrease compared to the previous year. Females made up 7.8% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 1,600 in 2016.

5 States with More Female Prisoners than Vermont

State Number of Female prisoners

5 States with More Male Prisoners than Vermont

State Number of Male prisoners
New York48,442

The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years

Number of Male Prisoners
Number of Female Prisoners
Change in Number of Male Prisoners
Change in Number of Female Prisoners

The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016

The prison population of Vermont is 1,735 inmates, that is 19.1% lower than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Vermont was in 2007, when the number of prisoners was 2,145 inmates.

Vermont Parole Population

Vermont parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 1,083 people, 185 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 148 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by -13.7%.

Paroles per 100.000 population

Parole Total Population in Vermont

Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number


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Vermont Prisons

The state of Vermont, along with Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode, and Island uses a unified prison system combining jail and prison into one entity. The current inmate population across all eight facilities in Vermont is roughly 2,000 inmates. The state community corrections system is responsible for another 4,904 people on probation and 934 on parole. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Vermont has a violent crime rate of 158, a property crime rate of 1,694 and an overall incarceration rate of 197. It costs the state $49,502 per inmate per year. Vermont works off a budget of $155 million with a staff of 1,020 employees.