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GOVERNMENT HOUSE: Inmate Commits Suicide At Golden Grove Prison … Family To Be Notified

GOLDEN GROVE ADULT CORRECTIONAL FACILITY: The site of the possible suicide at the territory’s only prison.

FREDERIKSTED — An inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility has committed suicide in his prison cell, authorities here said tonight.

Bureau of Corrections, Assistant Director Everett Hansen, reported the possible suicide at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

The detainee was found unresponsive in his cell and was then rushed to the Juan F Luis Hospital where he later expired.

“It is always unfortunate to report a loss of life; however, we remain steadfast to our mission to provide “Custody, Security, and Control.” Hansen said.

“The incident is under investigation and the next of kin will be notified,” Government House said.

The fact that the inmate was referred to as a “detainee” rather than an inmate could mean that the prisoner was awaiting trial when he took his own life.

Government House spokesman Samuel Topp did not immediately return a request for clarification of the matter.

In other prison news, the Virgin Islands Parole Board will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be at Department of Education Curriculum Center Facility, 40386 Anna’s Retreat, Laga Building.

The meeting will introduce the members of the board to the community, the role of the board members and inform them on the initiatives for this year. The public will be provided the opportunity to ask questions of the board.

This is a perfect opportunity for community input.

This meeting is scheduled for:

TIME: Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Department of Education Curriculum Center Facility

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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