V.I. Parole Board Schedules Hearings Here and on Mainland

Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix

The Virgin Islands Parole Board (Board) informs the public it will convene over the course of several days, beginning May 21, to hear testimonies from persons for and against inmates incarcerated at various penal institutions.

During the following days, the Board will meet at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix:

May 21 for inmates at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility;

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June 4 for those at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Miss.;

June 6 for those at the Keen Mountain Correctional Facility in Oakwood, Va., Red Onion State Prison in Big Stone Gap, Va. and Wallen Ridge State Prison in Pound, Va.; and

June 8 for inmates at Citrus County Detention Facility in Lecanto, Fla.

**All meetings will start at 8 a.m.; the afternoon sessions will start at 12:30 p.m. 

Individuals who plan to testify on behalf of or against any inmate located at Citrus County Detention Center, Tallahatchie County Correctional Center, Keen Mountain Correctional Center, Red Onion State Prison and Wallen Ridge State Prison, must provide their information to the Board at Golden Grove on May 22.

On Monday, May 21, the Board will also interview the following inmates at Golden Grove.

Inmate’s Name   Offense(s) Committed

Wesley Matthias Unlawful Sexual Contact 1st Degree 

Angel Medina Burglary First Degree (2 Counts); Kidnapping; Burglary Second Degree; parole violation

Edgardo Ortiz Jr. Assault Third Degree (4 Counts); Unauthorized Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm; Parole violation 

Government of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections

Office of the Director “Security, Custody, Control”

Rural Route 1, Box 9955, Kingshill, VI 00850-9715

Telephone: (340) 778-0400

Michael James Burglary 1st Degree; Unlicensed possession of a firearm; parole violation

Brian Johnson Robbery First Degree (7 Counts) and Possession of a Machine Gun; parole violation

Eguardo D. Garcia Murder 2nd Degree; parole violation

Chester George Assault 1st Degree

Benigno Ortiz-Diaz Burglary 1st Degree

Nathaniel Hazell Murder 2nd; Parole violation

The Board will also be traveling to the mainland to conduct parole hearings for the following inmates at the following prisons:

Monday, June 4 – inmates at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility 

Inmate’s Name Offense(s) Committed

Jerome Turnbull Possession of Ammunition; Kidnapping; Robbery 1st Degree; Possession of a Firearm, Assault 1st Degree

Raymond Williams Murder 2nd Degree; Voluntary Manslaughter, Attempted Murder; Assault 1st Degree; Carrying and Using a Dangerous Weapon

Roger Petersen Robbery 1st Degree; Assault 1st Degree

Marty Glover Third Degree Burglary

Wednesday, June 6 – inmates at Keen Mountain Correctional Center, Red Onion State Prison and Wallen Ridge State Prison

Inmate’s Name Offense(s) Committed   Kaseem Bruno Aggravated child abuse

Franklin Xavier Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Leslie Duberry Kidnapping for Robbery; Kidnapping, Assault First Degree; Robbery First Degree; Grand Larceny; Unauthorized Use of Vehicle

Bertrand Gilkes Murder 2nd Degree 

Edward Seeley Murder 2nd Degree; Assault 1st Degree; parole violation

Friday, June 8 – inmates at Citrus County Detention Center 

Inmate’s Name Offense(s) Committed

Kamal Thomas Assault 3rd Degree; Using a Dangerous Weapon during a 3rd Degree Assault; Threat to a Witness

Joseph Frith Aggravated Rape 2nd Degree, Incest; Domestic Violence

Jody Penn Murder 2nd Degree

Aleak Edwards Aggravated Rape, Aggravated Assault & Battery; Child Abuse

Shiloh Urgent Voluntary Manslaughter

Frank Hughley Aggravated Rape; Unlawful Sexual Contact

Jequan Joseph Conspiracy

Jim Wallace Assault 1st Degree

Allen E. Samuel Burglary 3rd Degree

Lamar Richardson Voluntary Manslaughter

Abdul Robinson Conflict of Interest

Stephanie Abel Assault 2nd Degree

Jelani Gumbs Assault 1st Degree 

Craig Abbott Assault 3rd Degree

Sovive Clarke Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor    

Anyone interested in providing information to the Board or testifying at the hearings must submit written comments to the Board or advise the Board of his/her desire to appear and testify.  Such notices must be received by the Board at least three days prior to May 18. Written comments or requests to testify should be addressed to: 

Ms. Debra Liburd, Project Coordinator

Parole Bureau of Correction Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility R.R. 1, Box 9950 Kingshill, VI  00851

Tel: (340-) 778-0400 x 4705

Fax:  340-712-3117

Email: [email protected]   

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