The Burlington Free Press reports that Dismas Inc., a nationwide residential program for people transitioning out of prison, plans to open a new residential location in Winooski by the end of May. "As is the tradition in Dismas houses, college students will board with those transitioning out of corrections." Indeed, two to three students will live in the Winooski house" which will house a total of ten people. According to house director Carol Snow, " Dismas House believes former prisoners and students can learn from each other." Notably, "the path to living at the house starts with a rigorous screening process, including an interview and criminal record review. Many of those who live in Vermont's two Dismas houses in Burlington and Rutland, and those who will settle in Winooski, come to the program after recommendations from parole officers. Prisoners on the verge of parole may also apply to the program."