Office of the Defender General, Prisoners’ Rights Office

The Prisoners’ Rights Office addresses a wide range of issues that deal with the fact, length, and conditions of confinement and community supervision for people serving sentences. These include post-conviction relief criminal appeals, furlough, parole, and supervised community sentence eligibility and violations, health care, prison discipline, and sentence calculation. Services are limited to Vermont. The Prisoners’ Rights Office is a division of the state public defense system and does not charge for its services; however, it does not represent individuals seeking money damages.