MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A new report is decrying the physical conditions in Vermont's only prison used to hold women inmates.
The report done by a group of women's advocates found worms in the showers at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington. It also says there are too few toilets and there is frequently too little heat or too much.
Beyond the physical conditions, the advocates say there is a lack of job training and other programs that will help the women after they are released.
The Burlington Free Press says Corrections Department officials acknowledge the physical deficiencies at the prison and say there are plans to correct them.
Vermont's women inmates were moved to South Burlington last summer.
Gov. Peter Shumlin says the move was the right thing to do.