Northwest State Correctional Facility



Northwest State Correctional Facility Vermont

Northwest State Correctional Facility

Northwest State Correctional Facility is located in Swanton Vermont.  This facility can house up to 262 inmates.  This facility opened in 1969 and is part of several facilities that are beginning to need intensive repair.  This facility has housed both males and females over the years.  Today this prison is used as a detention facility for inmates awaiting trial in addition to housing long term commitments.  Northwest State Correctional Facility offers a cognitive self change program which aims to modify an inmate's behavioral patterns.  Mental health services and sex offender treatment programs are also available at this prison.

In addition to general population units, Northwest State Correctional Facility has a segregation unit, and a close custody unit.  Recently this facility was acclaimed for meeting Vermont's new Recycling of Solid Waste law over a year early.  The facility accomplished this by creating a program that sorts recyclables and organic matter from the trash.  Organic materials are composted and plastics, metals and paper goods are recycled.  This program not only saves the environment but saves thousands in disposal costs.

Visiting Hours at Northwest State Correctional Facility:

Visitation at Northwest State Correctional Facility is based on the inmate's housing unit and the first letter of the inmate's last name.  The visiting schedule is as follows:

  • General Population
    • Inmates A-D have visits on Saturdays from 8:30am-10:30am
    • Inmates E-L have visitation on Saturdays from 1pm-3pm
    • Inmates M-R have visits on Sundays from 8:30am-10:30am
    • Inmates S-Z have visitation on Sundays from 1pm-3pm
  • Close Custody (Echo)
    • Unit 1 has visitation on Saturdays from 7pm-8:30pm
    • Unit 2 has visits on Sundays from 7pm-8:30pm
  • Segregation Inmates
    • Visits are by appointment only and conducted through video visitation.

Physical Address:

Northwest State Correctional Facility
3649 Lower Newton Road
Swanton, VT 05488



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
​Northwest State Correctional Facility
3649 Lower Newton Road
Swanton, VT 05488