This place was crime school...

hippy girl

"I can tell you that I have been in and out of jail since I was 22 years old. I am a nonviolent offender, with horrible upbringing, no support and all Bennington has ever done is just throw me in jail. I have never been offered a pro-active sentence in 12 years.

 I have never had the opportuinity to get pre-approved furlough, community service, work crew, fines, or anything except jail time. My charges consist of checks, possessions, retail thefts, and I got 3 - 6 years for obstruction of justice for writing fraudlent letters to the courts, which I claimed to be the doctor's. The letters all stated that time in pirson would be counter-productive for me. I suffer from sever mental health issues...

When I first came here I was a nice hippy girl. This palce was crime school for me. They more time I spent here the worse I got. It's still like that and now my time here is worse than hell because my history defines me. They don't care what I'm doing. They only care what I've done."

Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform
PO Box 8753, Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 540-0440

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is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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