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Articles by Ken Picard

Vermont DOC Disbands Citizens’ Advisory Group that Critics Called “Window Dressing” for Transparency

Andy Pallito was on the hot seat on July 19, 2012 at a meeting of the Joint Legislative Corrections Oversight Committee. Vermont’s commissioner of corrections had failed to notify lawmakers that he had disbanded a citizen panel charged with advising his department.

Sen. Dick Sears, who chairs the Legislative Corrections ...