[C]ognizant of the socioeconomic and sociopolitical factors pertaining to the Virgin Islands, the court finds that monetary contempt sanctions would affect drastically the public interest and, perhaps more importantly, would impede progress and thwart the defendants' continuing efforts to remedy the conditions of confinement at the CJC." The court warns that failure to continue making progress may lead to a different result in the future.
At 938: "a lack of funding does not serve as an acceptable excuse for defendants' non-compliance, especially since many of the problems which the defendants face do not require inordinate financial expenditures." See: Carty v. Schneider, 986 F.Supp. 933 (D.V.I. 1997).
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|Cite||986 F.Supp. 933 (D.V.I. 1997)|