• Vt. ponders community placements for inmates
    The Associated Press | September 17,2013
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    MONTPELIER - A panel of Vermont lawmakers is grappling with a tough question: how the state can provide community placements for people with mental health or other disabilities who are coming out of the state's prisons.

    State officials say it can cost $300,000 to $400,000 per year to provide one-on-one care for some people with what the Corrections Department calls "serious functional impairments" as they near the ends of their prison terms and move into the community.

    A special legislative study committee is taking testimony on the issues on Tuesday.

    Among those testifying are Robert Appel, a former executive director of the state Human Rights Commission, and law enforcement officials.
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