Vermont.gov Home
Department of Corrections Graphic: separator. Agency of Human Services Graphic: separator. Agencies & Departments Graphic: separator. Phone & Email Directory Graphic: separator. Contact Us
Vermont Offender Work Programs

Copyright © VOWP
Vermont Offender
Work Programs
All Rights Reserved

* * *

You are visitor . . .
Counter courtesy of

* * *

January 2006

Now Order
Stationery and Business Cards

You can order letterhead, envelopes, business cards, and labels on-line.  Just follow the link to the instructions and you will be able to

 Generate your own proof
Place your order electronically.
Click here to get started.

Click on the following links to directly access the current

furniture catalog (1 MB PDF)
stationery, business cards and forms pricing
(52 KB PDF)


When society consigns criminal offenders to jail, the clear purpose is to remove them from the community. Whether it's to ensure public safety, provide criminals an opportunity for "penitence" and reform, or simply to punish them is a perennial debate. But one thing is certain: Most offenders eventually will rejoin us in society-at-large. The goal of Vermont 's offender work programs is to prepare them to earn a living when they do, and to be contributing members to our communities and economy.

Vermont's Offender Work Programs primarily consists of VCI - Vermont Correctional Industries. VCI operates independently, much like a business, out-side of the Department's General Fund appropriation. All of the state- employee staff, the inmate workers, and the costs of production are paid from the sale of goods and services.  By law, VCI's customer base is limited to federal and state agencies, municipalities, and non-profit organizations. These restrictions strike a compromise between the important goals of protecting private companies from unfair competition and providing meaningful work and job training to help offenders succeed when they return to their communities.

VCI operates within the three "central" facilities, which primarily house inmates whose cases have been adjudicated and who have begun serving their sentences. VCI models itself upon free-enterprise employers: inmates seeking employment must go through an application and job interview process, and the company maintains employee records so that workers are accountable for their performance and can be promoted, maintained or dismissed appropriately. On average, about 120 Vermont inmates are employed by VCI at any given time.