Loaded on April 15, 2010 by Matthew Clarke published in Prison Legal News April, 2010, page 44
A federal district judge has held the Governor, Attorney General and Director of Corrections of the U.S. Virgin Islands and other prison officials in contempt for not correcting inadequate prisoner mental health treatment.
Virgin Island prisoners filed a class-action suit in 1994, “challenging inhumane and dangerous ...
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