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Title 28: Public Institutions and Corrections

Chapter 11: SUPERVISION OF ADULT INMATES AT THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

Sub-Chapter 05: Special Treatment Programs

28 V.S.A. § 903. Access to treatment pending appeal; rule



§ 903. Access to treatment pending appeal; rule

Treatment, assessment, evaluation, screening or programming shall not be restricted or denied to inmates on the basis of any anticipated or pending direct or collateral appeal of any criminal conviction, nor on the basis of any position taken by the appellant in any such action. The commissioner shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 25 of Title 3 regarding the confidentiality of communications by an inmate made for the purposes of treatment, assessment, evaluations, screening or programming while an appeal is pending. This provision neither expands nor contracts the duty of the commissioner to adopt rules pursuant to chapter 25 of Title 3. (Added 1995, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 51, eff. May 22, 1996.)