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clipping_49130040.pdf
20th Century newspaper excerpt account of the conditions at the Vermont State Prison, Windsor. This particular excerpt covers the deterioration of the prison and the immediate need for new facilities to house the inmates that are safer and habitable.

clipping_49130061.pdf
20th Century newspaper excerpt account of the conditions at the Vermont State Prison, Windsor. This particular excerpt covers in detail the abject conditions faced by women inmates at Windsor described by Lillian Olzendam's investigation.

clipping_49130116.pdf
20th Century newspaper excerpt account of the conditions at the Vermont State Prison, Windsor. This particular excerpt covers the particularly harsh conditions faced by women inmates at the prison according to Olzendam, although the writer refutes…

clipping_49130136.pdf
20th Century newspaper excerpt account of the conditions at the Vermont State Prison, Windsor. This particular excerpt covers Rev. Dr. William Forkell discussing the degree of overcrowding existent in the prison, which he believes is unbeknownst to…

clipping_49145922.pdf
20th Century newspaper excerpt account of the conditions at the Vermont State Prison, Windsor. This particular excerpt covers a class-action lawsuit filed by prisoners regarding alleged unfair conditions.

Convinct List 1.pdf
These Lists of Convicts from the Vermont State Prison provide valuable historical insights into the crimes being committed during each period and the sentences that accompanied the same crimes during different time periods. Comparing conviction…

VSP_BFP_6-15-1981_p1.pdf
Race, like gender, was something that was not taken into much consideration when imprisoning individuals at first; meaning, white males took priority for imprisonment. Initially, the concern was that imprisoning black people with whites would cause…

VSP_Vermont Phoenix_ 5-4-1923_p17.pdf
Research shows that, for many years, prisons were only for men. As criminality was reconstructed and then extended beyond male-crime, prisons had to be allocated and re-adjusted to account for female populations. Male prisoners' whereabouts always…

VSP_RDH_8-24-1997-p80.pdf
This 1997 excerpt is important as it speaks to a paradigm shift found while discussing prisons. Is the goal of a prison to punish or to rehabilitate? This excerpt speaks to the idea of approaching drug abusers as individuals who need help…

VSP_BFP_Beatings_Sparked_Protest_9-1-1976-p12.pdf
Protests from prisoners have historically been effective in improving the unjust treatments, conditions, etc. that they face.
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