Tag: Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility

Golden Grove Prison Renamed John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility

FREDERIKSTED — The Office of the Governor, in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections, hosted an official renaming ceremony of the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility on Thursday. Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach attended the official renaming ceremony of the facility at the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections on St. Croix. “Mr. […]

Estate Diamond Man Arrested For 2019 Red Brick Shooting In Which 4 Were Injured, 1 Paralyzed

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was charged with attempted murder for his role in a 2019 Red Brick shooting in which one of four injured men became paralyzed, authorities said. Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Special Operation Bureau executed an arrest warrant and 29-year-old Mario Magras was arrested at 6:09 a.m. today […]

Orange Grove Man Held On Domestic Violence Charge After Assault: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is being held without bail after police said he brutalized his girlfriend. Vernon Sackey, Jr., 23, of Orange Grove, was arrested at 2:58 p.m. Thursday and charged with simple assault & battery-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Sackey shared an apartment with the female victim who reported […]

BOC Responds To Today’s Protest By Corrections Officers Territory-Wide

FREDERIKSTED — The Bureau of Corrections today congratulated all correctional officers and workers during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which runs from May 2-8, 2021.  The demanding work they do every day, often behind the scenes, keeps us all safe, according to the BOC. “They are richly deserving of our highest degree of gratitude and […]

Golden Grove Inmate Parties Hearty On Diet Of Cruzan Rum And Ganja … Excellent?

FREDERIKSTED — One Golden Grove prisoner is the life of the party at the St. Croix adult “correctional” facility. He is swimming in so much Cruzan Rum, marijuana and stogies — that he doesn’t want to ever leave! That inmate at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix is charged with smuggling contraband into […]

2 Men Re-Arrested In Prison And Charged With 1st Degree Murder In Teen’s Death

FREDERIKSTED — Two of four males arrested in the murder of a St. Croix woman in Estate Paradise last year have had the charges against them upgraded, authorities said. Calijah Brewley, 21, of Marley Homes, and Jiovoni Smith, 21, of Mount Pleasant, were re-arrested Friday in prison and charged with first-degree murder, the Virgin Islands […]

Judge Chides Corrections Bureau Staff For Failing To Bring Inmates To Court

FREDERIKSTED — An “emergency” at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility delayed court this week and a judge chastised Virgin Islands Corrections Bureau staff for failing to present detainees for their advice-of-rights hearings. Because of the pandemic, detainees on St. Croix take part in V.I. Superior Court hearings from a holding room at the St. Croix […]

Kareem Richardson Wanted For Murder In Shooting Of Catherine’s Hope Man: VIPD

COTTON VALLEY — Police have a person of interest in the shooting death of a Catherine’s Hope man at the beginning of the month. “The VIPD is looking for Kareem L. Richardson, 40, who is wanted for the November 1 homicide of Bomani Christian,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said on Twitter this afternoon. Police […]

BOC Deserves Praise, Not Scorn, For Successful COVID-19 Response: OP-ED

As director of the Bureau of Corrections (BOC) I have learned to accept criticism whenever the Bureau makes mistakes. But I never expected tobe criticized when the Bureau does its job well. Two weeks ago, the court-appointed monitors overseeing the St. Croix prison praised BOC for its COVID-19 response. Yet, an article in yesterday’s Daily […]

Habitual Offender Released From Golden Grove Prison Being Sought By Police: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police are asking for your help today to find a 35-year-old St. Croix man wanted for burglary, domestic violence and contempt of court. Joseph Elliott, Jr. has an arrest warrant issued in his name by the V.I. Superior Court for second-degree burglary-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today. Police described Elliot as […]