The V.I. Parole Board is advising the public that it will convene on June 7-10 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. Among those whose cases will be before the parole board is Stephanie Ziegler, who was convicted in 2018 of negligent homicide after killing a woman and her unborn child while driving drunk.
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 their desire to appear and testify, the Parole Board said. Such notices must be received by the board no later than May 30.
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
(340) 773-6309 ext. 6817
email: [email protected]
According to the notice, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all parole hearings will be held via secure video/teleconferencing. On Monday, June 7, 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, June 7, 2021
- Jason Donovan: Petit larceny
- Felipe Jimenez Caraball: First Degree Assault and Battery/Domestic Violence
- Jhon Moses: Escape from custody
- Keith Jennings: Possession of stolen property
- Jamie Brewster: Involuntary manslaughter
- Stephanie Ziegler: Negligent homicide
- Joseph Andrew: Third-degree burglary
- Jahzeel Fenton: First-degree assault/ domestic violence
The Board will conduct parole hearings by video/teleconference for inmates at the following penal institutions: Citrus County Detention Facility, FL.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
- Winston Carter: First-degree Assault
- Thomas Romero: Second-degree murder
- Richard Ireland: First-degree Assault
- Robert Moore: Voluntary manslaughter
- Johverne Meyers: First-degree assault
- Charlesworth Gonsalves: Second-degree aggravated rape/ child abuse/domestic violence
- Samuel Mulley: First-degree assault/ possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
- Marley Saunders: Second-degree murder/parole revocation
The Board will conduct parole hearings by video/teleconference for inmates at the following penal institutions: Wallen Ridge State Prison, VA.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Nicholas Albert: First-degree murder (while a minor)/Escape from Jail
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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 board said.
The board added, “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.”