Inmate Fatally Stabbed at Troubled USVI Prison

By: AP
By: AP

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- A 20-year-old
inmate has been stabbed to death at a troubled prison in the U.S.
Virgin Islands that federal officials are trying to take over
because of security concerns.

Police say the killing happened during a fight between two
prisoners Saturday at Golden Grove prison near St. Croix.

The stabbing comes nearly a month after 66 inmates were
temporarily transferred to prisons on the U.S. mainland to help
improve security.

U.S. officials are seeking receivership of the prison, accusing
territorial authorities of ignoring court orders for 25 years to
improve dangerous and deplorable conditions.

Warden Ira Phillips has declined to comment on Saturday's
killing. The U.S. Justice Department also has not commented.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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