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How Will a $2 Million Cut Affect Vermont’s Prison Education Program?

By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri & Amanda Shepard In his budget address last month, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that he plans to cut almost $2 million of funding from the Community High School of Vermont, a program that provides high school classes to those in Vermont’s prison system. There are 17 campuses in Vermont, according

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Prison Officials Liable for Private Employer ADA Violations

By Mark Wilson The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held last September that prison officials are liable for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) committed by private employer contractors. Arizona law requires state prisoners to work 40 hours per week. Most are employed in the Arizona Department of Corrections’ Work Incentive Pay Program

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