The get-out-of-jail-free advocates are calling for Vermont prisons to be emptied due to inmate coronavirus health concerns. But the new Commissioner of Corrections is having none of it.
""I hear from a lot of folks about who should be let out of jail," he said. "But I gotta tell you, I'd be worried about the level of care that they'd get outside. The system would be stressed even more. It's not as simple as people [are] making it sound. And in some case, folks have nowhere to go." According to Baker, no Vermont prisoners have been given a test for the virus because none have exhibited symptoms that would require one — and because test kits are in short supply."
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