Corrections adopts policies to reduce racial inequality behind bars - WCAX

A policy adopted by the Vermont Department of Corrections is meant to ensure all inmates and staff are treated equally in hiring, access to programs, and supervision.

"That includes things like hiring a more diverse staff and making sure people are treated equally in the corrections system. Vt. Corrections Commissioner James Baker told WCAX it's a big step forward for them. "Anybody that's in the criminal justice system no matter where you sit now if you're not taking a serious look at the way you're operating from the lens of equity, you're making a big mistake," Baker said. They'll be getting help from advisors, including Tabitha Moore, the head of the Rutland NAACP, and Curtis Reed, the executive director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity.”



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