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V.I. Parole Board Schedules Parole Hearings

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The Virgin Islands Parole Board advises the public that the Board will convene on December 6-10, 2021, 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 wishes 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. The Board must receive such notices no later than Tuesday, November 30, 2021. 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
Telephone: (340) 773-6309 ext. 6817

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all parole hearings will be held via secure video/teleconferencing. On Monday, December 6, 2021, the Board will hear testimonies from victims, family members and the public.

The Board will conduct parole hearings for inmates at the following penal institutions: John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility, St. Croix and Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex, St. Thomas.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Inmate’s NameOffense(s) Committed
Stephanie ZieglerNegligent Homicide
Shawn Akeem Williams JosephSecond Degree Murder/Use of dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime
Abdul PembertonUnauthorized possession of a firearm
Isaiah SimmondsThird Degree Assault

The Board will conduct parole hearings by video/teleconference for inmates at the following penal institutions: Citrus County Detention Facility, FL.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Inmate’s NameOffense(s) Committed
Richard IrelandFirst Degree Assault
Charlesworth GonsalvesSecond Degree Aggravated Rape/Child Abuse/Domestic Violence
Josiah HodgeSecond Degree Murder/Unauthorized use of an unlicensed firearm during the commission of a crime
Nathaniel HazelSecond Degree Murder

The Board will conduct parole hearings by video/teleconference for inmates at the following penal institutions: Wallen Ridge State Prison, Keen Mountain, and Red Onion State, VA

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Inmate’s NameOffense(s) Committed
Nicholas AlbertFirst Degree Murder/Escape from Jail
Jahmal TodmanPossession of a Firearm in a School Zone
Joel VicarsSecond Degree Murder/Grand Larceny

Deliberation/Administrative Review

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Deliberation/Administrative Review

Friday, December 10, 2021

Deliberation/Administrative Review


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, 5 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 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. Also, the date of an inmate’s release, after being granted parole, is dependent on compliance with a number of conditions, including approval by the State Council of Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Adult Offenders when necessary. Ensuring compliance with these conditions may delay an inmate’s release. This agenda is subject to change.