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    Board member Sha'an Mouliert with Sens. Cory Booker and Patrick Leahy at a forum on criminal justice in Burlington, May 2016

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  • If the risk is low, let them go: Urge the legislature to take a second look at inmates who are low risk and don't need to be incarcerated.  (We're making progress!  In the 2016 session, the Vt. House passed a bill that increased parole eligibility for older inmates.  It died in the Senate, but we expect to see it introduced again in January.  Advocacy works!)
  • Locked Up & #ShippedAway: Urge the legislature to take steps to reduce the prison population, bring home out-of-state inmates, and end the contract with GEO Group, the for-profit prison corporation that houses them. (We're making progress here, too.  In 2014, 500 men were housed out of state. In 2016, there are fewer than 250. Keep up the pressure!)

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  • Vital Advised Fund at Proteus Fund
  • Serena Foundation
  • Vermont Community Foundation 
  • Flat Rock Fund
  • Susan Z. Ritz/Larsen Fund
  • R. Timothy Larsen/Larsen Fund
  • Tulgey Wood Foundation
  • Fountain Fund

Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
PO Box 8753
Burlington, VT 05402

(802) 503-0601

Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
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