Civil Plaintiff

Vermont to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Youth Detention Abuse Case

The state of Vermont has agreed to a $4.5 million settlement with plaintiffs who say they were abused as children while at the now-closed Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Essex and another facility in Middlesex, their attorney said Wednesday.

The settlement was reached in December after a mediation session with the state, but the final details of the agreement were not reached until earlier this week, attorney Brooks McArthur said.

“The state is not acknowledging any wrongdoing, obviously, like in every civil case, but they’re willing to resolve it for $4.5 million,” McArthur said.

Read the source article at burlingtonfreepress.com

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