Southern State Correctional Facility

Southern State Correctional Facility (SSCF) is a prison for male inmates that is located in Springfield, Vermont. This prison is operated by the Vermont Department of Corrections and can house approximately 370 inmates.

As the newest prison in the state (it was built in 2003), the mission of SSCF is "to diligently serve and effectively collaborate with the criminal justice community" and "to protect the public by providing safe, secure and humane supervision and confinement of offenders."

The Southern State Correctional Facility promotes and encourages positive change with risk-reducing programs in disciplined, safe, and supportive housing communities. The employees receive comprehensive training, and the DOC partners with members of the community to respond to inmates' needs.

SSCF is a campus-style correctional institution that sits on 27 acres and includes six buildings – the core facility, three inmate housing units, an emergency energy building and a maintenance building.

The SSCF campus has modernized medical facilities with an infirmary for acute care, x-ray, dental and optometry services. There's also a housing unit for elderly and chronically ill offenders, a Secure Mental Health Stabilization unit, Mental Health Transitional unit, and the state’s largest Close-Custody unit for housing disruptive inmates. 

In addition to housing long term prison inmates, SSCF also serves as the local jail for Orange, Windham, Windsor, and parts of Bennington County. 

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Southern State Correctional Facility are on Saturdays and Sundays and based on the inmate's housing unit.

Alpha:                                                       by appointment

Foxtrot Close Custody:                         Saturday, 5:30- 7:30 pm

Echo:                                                        Saturday, 8:30 - 10:30 am

Bravo:                                                       Saturday, 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Charlie:                                                     Saturday, 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Infirmary:                                                 Saturday, 11:00 - 1:00 pm

India:                                                        Saturday, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Delta:                                                        Sunday, 8:30 - 10:30 am

Gulf:                                                          Sunday, 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Hotel:                                                       Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Visiting Rules

  • A valid photo ID is required for all adult visitors
  • You must follow the dress code or you will be turned away
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visiting time
  • You are not allowed to exchange items with your inmate during a visit
  • Bathrooms are not available during visiting; please use the bathroom in the reception area prior to entering the visiting room
  • Physical contact between adult visitors and inmates is not permitted
  • All visitors are subject to being searched

Video Visitation

You don't have to travel to Southern State Correctional Facility to visit with your inmate. Instead, you can opt for video visits. You can register for video visitation at You can also schedule a visit and pay for it with a credit or debit card. A 10-minute visit costs $2.50 and a 25-minute visit cost $6.25.

Physical Address

Southern State Correctional Facility
700 Charlestown Road
Springfield, VT 05156

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General Phone Number

(802) 885-9800

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Southern State Correctional Facility
700 Charlestown Road
Springfield, VT 05156

Electronic Messaging

To send electronic messages to your inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility, use Choose the Vermont DOC as your message location and add your inmate as a contact by using either their inmate ID or first/last name. 

Once you set up your account you can write messages, purchase message credits for yourself, and purchase additional credits to send to your inmate so they can reply.

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Vermont, please click here.

How to Send Money

You can deposit money into an inmate’s account at Southern State Correctional Facility via Access Corrections. Deposits can be made online or by telephone. 

There is also the option of using a Deposit Coupon and sending a money order via the US Mail. These coupons are available from inmates, in the lobby of Southern State Correctional Facility, or by clicking here

Deposits made with coupons must be mailed to:

Vermont Department of Corrections Inmate Trust
P.O. Box 1344
Williston, VT 05495-1344

The VTDOC recommends that you only send money to inmates who are your own family members or personal friends. 

Tablet Services

You can pay for your inmate's tablet services with or the ConnectNetwork app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 

Choose the Vermont DOC and add your inmate as a contact by using either their inmate ID or first/last name. On the left side of the menu, click on Debit Link and buy enough Link Units to pay for your inmate’s subscription purchases to FM Radio, Newsfeed, Game Center, eBooks, and streaming music. The prices for each item are listed on the website.

Programs For Inmates

Southern State Correctional Facility is one of 16 campuses of the Community High School of Vermont (CHSV), which “is a fully accredited high school through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C)."

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Careers at Southern State Correctional Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Vermont Department of Corrections and would like more information about job listings at the Southern State Correctional Facility, click here.