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Kahu
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...who can tell me where they're located? All I can find is a reference to an address in Bethlehem...

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Topic starter Posted : May 1, 2014 10:30 am
Kahu
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...found it... it's over on the cross-street by the Golden Grove penal country club...

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Topic starter Posted : May 1, 2014 11:05 am
noOne
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Golden grove is far from a country club, it rivals South American prisons...

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Posted : May 1, 2014 1:13 pm
OldTart
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Golden grove is far from a country club, it rivals South American prisons...

I'm sure the remark was facetious, not literal.

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Posted : May 1, 2014 2:08 pm
gonetropo
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On the corner of Melvin Evans and East Airport Road....on Airport Road.

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Posted : May 1, 2014 2:08 pm
Kahu
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hehe.. yeah, let's hope I drive into the correct road yes? 8)

(OldTart is quite correct)...

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Topic starter Posted : May 1, 2014 3:18 pm
Cruz
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Golden grove is far from a country club, it rivals South American prisons...

They were living a good life before the feds started monitoring.......cellphones, internet access, drugs and other contrabands, plus they were having sex with the female guards (two even got pregnant)

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Posted : May 1, 2014 3:26 pm
noOne
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Golden grove is far from a country club, it rivals South American prisons...

They were living a good life before the feds started monitoring.......cellphones, internet access, drugs and other contrabands, plus they were having sex with the female guards (two even got pregnant)

Yeah, it has been like SA prisons, where the prisoners ran the prison and have all kinds of weapons, cell phones, drugs, etc. and indiscriminately killed other prisoners.

Would you want to be in Golden Grove, or in something like a real country club - a federal minimum security?

The lock-ups down there didn't get an ACLU worst rated prison or jail in all of the USA for nothing, you know.

How about it being a non-therapeutic environment for the mentally ill? How would you like to spend ten minutes with a schizophrenic off his or her medication?

Judge Finds Poor Conditions at Virgin Islands Jail Violate Court Orders

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Posted : May 1, 2014 4:05 pm
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ACLU Calls On Federal Judge To Levy Sanctions Against Virgin Islands Officials For Failing To Improve Jail Conditions

...reports compiled by corrections and psychiatric experts that reveal prisoners have been beaten by corrections officers, that contraband – including weapons, phones and drugs – are readily available throughout the jail and that seriously mentally ill prisoners are left essentially untreated.

"The continued lack of commitment by officials in the Virgin Islands to improving the conditions in the jail is unconscionable," Balaban said. "The total lack of control and care inside of the CJC creates an environment where violence and disciplinary incidents are inevitable, and where the lives and safety of prisoners and staff are at risk."

During the two days of hearings, corrections expert Steve Martin and psychiatric expert Jeffrey Metzner, M.D., will testify about their findings from recent expert tours of CJC. Among other things, Martin is expected to testify that the jail does not maintain adequate or sufficiently trained staff to carry out basic security functions, the jail's security systems do not work and jail officials do not investigate alleged incidents of excessive force and discipline staff when appropriate. Prisoners are also denied the most basic right of due process, because the jail does not have a reliable disciplinary system.

According to the report by Metzner – a mental health expert who has been monitoring the mental health services at CJC for more than four years – the jail does not provide mental health treatment or housing for mentally ill prisoners, who are disciplined rather than treated for behaviors that are likely a product of their mental illness.

Dr. Metzner is also expected to testify about the plight of Jonathan Ramos, a seriously mentally ill prisoner who was kept on constant lock down at the jail for four years despite a court order that he be moved to a stateside psychiatric hospital for treatment. Mr. Ramos was moved to a Florida facility early last year, but then Virgin Islands government officials simply lost track of him. He was eventually found sleeping in a public park by Miami police, unable to speak and actively psychotic.

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Posted : May 1, 2014 4:29 pm
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V.I. government reaches agreement with ACLU on St. Thomas jails ( May 20, 2013 )

The 26-page agreement would settle a 19-year-old court case over inhumane conditions at the St. Thomas jails by forcing the territory to remedy the situation.
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There was a comprehensive settlement agreement in the case in 1994, but since then, there have been at least 12 other remedial orders, Balaban said. Some of those orders were more wide-ranging, while others dealt with specific issues...
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Since the first settlement agreement was reached in 1994, visiting U.S. District Judge Stanley Brotman has found the V.I. government in contempt of his rulings four times....

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Posted : May 1, 2014 4:34 pm
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