Ronald Roy, 71, of Errol, New Hampshire, is the sixth incarcerated person who has died in the state’s prison system this year.
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Southern State Correctional Facility contends with surge in Covid cases
The prison in Springfield reported 39 Covid cases among incarcerated people on Friday, the most of any facility within the Vermont Department of Corrections.
‘Cruel and inhumane’: Staffing shortage leads to emergency extended shifts at Springfield prison
Southern State Correctional Facility is moving from 8-hour to 12-hour shifts, with some staff required to work 16-hour overtime days, as a result of “emergency” staffing levels.
Vermont man involved in softball field killing headed to prison on probation violations
Timothy Arbuckle, who was initially charged with second-degree murder as an accessory in the death of Vincent Tamburello Jr. on a softball field in Chester in 2008, eventually pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated assault and was given a five- to 12-year sentence, all suspended but for three years, in 2020.
State police investigate 5th death of an incarcerated person this year
Police said David R. Goldstein, 56, of Barre City had suffered a medical event Monday while incarcerated in the Springfield prison and later died at a nearby hospital. Although he had served his minimum sentence, Goldstein was still being held for “lack of proper housing.”
Prison officials investigate 4th death of incarcerated person in Vermont this year
The death of 35-year-old Matthew Castellini in the Springfield prison has prompted a joint investigation to determine any “factual similarities” among the fatalities.
Lawmakers consider $18.6M estimate to install air conditioning at all state prisons
The House Committee on Corrections and Institutions took no action during a Thursday hearing but talked about gathering more information and tracking the temperatures in the prisons.
Police investigate death of incarcerated man at Springfield prison
Police said the death of Raymond Gadreault is not considered suspicious and does “not appear to be Covid related.” Gadreault helped reveal in December 2019 that a Black man in custody at the Newport prison died as he begged for help while struggling to breathe.
Omicron amplifies challenges across Vermont’s prison system
Since last fall, the Omicron variant has intensified many of the challenges in the state’s prison system that already existed as a result of the pandemic.
UVM study paints grim picture at Springfield prison
The study also found many of the prison’s staff and incarcerated population believe the facility lacks key services to promote prisoners’ rehabilitation and reentry into society, as well as the staffing levels necessary to create a safe and healthy environment.
Covid-19 cases reported at Springfield and St. Albans prisons
The latest Covid cases include two staff members at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield and two incarcerated individuals at Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans.
Authorities say they caught prisoner trying to flee over Springfield prison fence
Dominick Ekroos has been charged with attempted escape and criminal mischief. Ekroos was taken into custody before he could make it outside the facility’s perimeter fencing, which was topped by barbed wire, authorities said.
Staffing woes prompt state to shift workers from Rutland jail to Springfield prison
The move is expected to shut down some housing units at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility, and boost the number of correctional officers at the Southern State Correctional Facility.
Demoted Springfield prison head won’t oppose ‘more detailed’ document release
Ed Adams said he will not oppose a request from VTDigger to remove redactions from state records related to state investigations into his conduct that included claims of sexual harassment and threatening behavior.