V.I. Parole Board Schedules Parole Hearings

The notorious Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. (Virginia Government photo)
The notorious Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. (Virginia Government photo)

The Virgin Islands Parole Board advises the public it will convene from June 22 to 26 to hear testimony from victims, family members of victims or other interested persons for and against the application for parole by inmates incarcerated at various penal institutions.

Anyone who wants to share testimony on behalf of or against any inmate 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 by June 15. Written comments or requests to testify should be addressed to:

Chairman of the Parole Board

John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility

Rural Route 1, Box 9909

Kingshill, VI 00850-9715

773-6809

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parole hearings will be held via secure video/teleconferencing. On Monday, June 22, the board will hear testimonies from victims, family members and the public. It will conduct parole hearings by video/teleconference for inmates at the following penal institutions:

Inmates at Citrus County Detention Center and Keen Mountain Correctional Center, Red Onion State Prison and Wallens Ridge State Prison

Tuesday, June 23

Inmate’s Name: Offense(s) Committed

N’Kai Colon: Aiding and Abetting; 1st Degree Assault

Damion Bell: Second Degree Murder

Kwanza Martinez: “Nate Love” Distribution of a Controlled Substance/Revocation of Probation, Kidnapping for Rape

Jahmari Industrious: Second-Degree Murder

Marco Colon: Conspiracy/1st Degree Assault

The Board will conduct parole hearings by video/teleconference for inmates at the following penal institutions:

Inmates at John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility (Golden Grove) on St. Croix and Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Complex on St. Thomas.

Wednesday, June 24

Inmate’s Name: Offense(s) Committed

Natifah Williams: Voluntary Manslaughter, 3rd degree Assault (3 counts)

Barbara Maximin: Criminal Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act

Angel Medina: Parole Violation

Akeem (Shawn Joseph) Williams: Voluntary Manslaughter

Isaac Gonzalez: Parole Revocation / 1st Degree Burglary / Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Jermell Evans: 1st Degree Robbery

Carmen O’Neil: Voluntary Manslaughter

Claudio Ponce: Parole Revocation (Grand Larceny)

Carl Fleming: Failure to Register Firearm

Robert Marrero: 1st Degree Assault

Louis Willis: Conspiracy to Evade or Defeat Tax rights

Wendell Charles: First Degree Assault

Thursday, June 25

Board Deliberation

Friday, June 26, 2020

Board Deliberation

Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix

Whether an inmate is eligible to apply for parole is determined by the terms of his/her sentence and the requirements of the V.I. parole statute, V.I.C. §§ 4601-4606. The fact that an inmate’s name may appear on the list of those deemed eligible to apply for parole does not guarantee either that parole will be granted or that a parole hearing for that inmate will take place as scheduled. Even if eligible to apply for parole, no inmate may be granted parole unless he/she is recommended for parole by the Director of the Bureau of Corrections.