Wednesday, June 22, 2022
The U.S. Virgin Islands Retains Maynard Correctional Litigation Team
The U.S. Virgin Islands recently retained Maynard’s Correctional Litigation Team to assist in compliance with two long-standing court orders governing the conditions of confinement within the Territories prison facilities on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. Different iterations of court oversight have governed the operations of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections since 1985.
In a recent report, the monitor, Kenneth Ray, noted, “the territory recently retained new counsel to represent its interests in this case and to assist with moving progress stably forward. We look forward to collaborating with new counsel and their team.” Bureau of Corrections spokesman Kyza Callwood explained, “With an eye toward finally resolving these long-standing consent decree cases, DOJ and the Bureau of Corrections jointly retained the law firm of Maynard Cooper Gale, P.C., a law firm with specialized legal expertise in complex prison litigation cases.”
Maynard’s Correctional Litigation Team assists correctional agencies across the United States and its territories with a variety of legal challenges facing correctional systems, including compliance with consent decrees, actions by the Department of Justice and systemic litigation instituted by private counsel. Maynard's Correctional Litigation Team is led by Bill Lunsford and includes Matt Reeves and Chris Lee.