Violent offenders will be released early under new federal sentencing guidelines.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two drug felons are expected to be released to the territory around November 1 under new federal sentencing guidelines, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
The early release will affect 6,000 drug felons nationwide, with 1,869 expected to be deported to their nations of origin and 4,131 to be returned to their native state, commonwealth or territory, the Justice Department said.
Some 50 drug felons will go back to San Juan, Puerto Rico and two will return to Hagåtña, Guam, the federal government reported.
Here are how many inmates each state, commonwealth and territory can expect, according to the U.S. Justice Department. (The numbers are as of Sept. 26.)
John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.