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The Price of Freedom

The Vermont DOC and its planning director Mr. John Perry, have developed a plan for charging all probationers, those under house arrest or on parole, and those who are under conditions of release of one form or another, to pay the Vermont DOC $30 per month to remain free. The DOC expects to bring in about $250,000 from 8,000 affected prisoners within the first year. The plan was signed into law and will go into effect on July 1, 1996.

1 would like to say that your legal news information has assisted us here in Vermont more than a few times over the last year, and due to your reports of wins as well as losses, and prison conditions across this country, we have kept ourselves to a proper legal approach, using only proper and adequate legal arguments based on sound case law. I, for one, am very grateful for your efforts and intent in making the information in PLN available to Vermont prisoners.

-- B.E., Vermont Prisoner

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