How will Democrats handle prison scandal? – VT Political Observer

The growing prison scandal has its roots in the Shumlin administration. And that’s a probably for the Democrats, not “Telflon Phil” Scott, John Walters of VPO opines.

“Some factors to consider. Former DOC commissioner Lisa Menard served from 2015 to 2018. Yep, she was appointed by Democrat Peter Shumlin. She and Touchette are longtime veterans of the department, who rose through the ranks under Democratic and Republican governors. The documented problems at the women’s prison go back to at least 2012, which would be Shumlin’s first term. This scandal may have blown open on Scott’s watch, but it’s really a bipartisan issue.

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